A study at Wellesley College revealed a general breakdown of who’s doing the nighttime nasty and who ain’t. Researchers who conducted this study hoped to find a connection between course major and, well, intercourse. Math, Chemistry and Biochemistry majors dominated the V-Club (eighty-three percent of both majors reported to be virgins). No Studio Art majors that partook in this survey made such a claim. Let us reiterate: zero. read more »

A woman disrupted highway traffic near Gilman Street at 5:44 a.m. yesterday morning by running through I-80. She also lacked clothing (which is no doubt more distracting) and eventually ran into the stables at Golden Gate Fields. Fortunately, there are no reports of injuries to the woman by baffled drivers (or horses, for that matter). There were no reports of resulting accidents, either.

After catching up to her, summoned firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers took the woman to a nearby hospital for a medical check.

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Naked woman running on I-80 disrupts Berkeley traffic [Mercury News]

As the bigger summer concerts around the bay wind down, you may be itching for the simpler, freer and more classical lunchtime performances of yesteryear, which the music department usually hosts every Wednesday right here on campus. Don’t mourn their absence too much–the noon concerts are currently on hiatus and plan to tear up Hertz Hall in full force come fall semester.

Until then, you can catch free noon performances (albeit jazzy, street-style ones) at the Downtown Berkeley BART plaza. Various esteemed jazz performers grace the plaza from 12 to 1 p.m. every Thursday, possibly inciting jealousy in Berkeley ‘s other resident street performers. Check ‘em out before the plaza goes silent on Aug. 21.

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Downtown Berkeley Association – Summer Noon Concerts 2008 [Website]
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And we were just about to play on a triple word square.

A while back, Hasbro was itching over the oddly similar and highly addictive Scrabulous that took Facebook users by storm. Hasbro wanted Facebook to the block the application, and it wasn’t until recently that the Scrabulous makers pulled their own game off North American users’ Facebook. read more »

Cal will team up with NASA and The Exploratorium to provide television coverage for what may be a devastating blow to the oldest and strongest of mankind’s enemies—the sun. On Aug. 1, NASA TV will broadcast a total solar eclipse that will be viewable from most places that are pretentiously far from California, television sets excepted.

Pinhole cameras probably won’t be needed to watch the eclipse’s broadcast, but an ability to stay up late will. The coverage happens at 3 a.m. Friday. But who goes to sleep before 5 a.m. anyway?

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Partial Eclipse, Total Fun [PhysOrg]

Hey, you. Yes, we’re talking to you. And so is Hollywood. As students, we are a target demographic. As such, we have the responsibility to pay attention to what’s hot.

And right now, there’s nothing hotter than superhero movies. “The Dark Knight” replaced the “Spiderman 3″ weekend record this summer, so what? Old news. Right now, we’re raving about the hot release of the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” trailer. read more »

As the international food crisis continues, G8 national leaders still eat way better than the rest of us, and Berkeley’s food culture is all over the news. The following is what’s going on in the downtown dining scene. Some of it isn’t so delicious.

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Who knows what to expect in a museum called The Contemporary Jewish Museum–a museum in San Francisco that opened last June, was converted from a PG&E substation and is built in the shape of gigantic Hebrew letters? CJM is all this and more–and by “more”, we’re talkin’ collages of Jewish community members of the Bay Area (see if you can spot some buddies), a big, white, soundproof room for the current music exhibit and a showcase of the dude that, like, invented “Shrek.” read more »

Summer’s winding down and school is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in one last hurrah before the fun is done. You could always go to the Vans Warped Tour, but we think you’re better than that. At least one should hope so.

Monday, Aug. 4

* The Faint, Fillmore, 9 p.m.

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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth.

A Brazilian boy fought back a dog that attacked him earlier this week, using the only method the dog knew—going for the neck. We can only hope the boy grows up to be a masked hero, defending citizens from the canine menace with the awesome power of his teeth.

On the other side of the globe, three kids were sentenced to over three years for holding up a jewelry store and stealing over $100,000 in shiny metallic stuff. Good thing they were caught, because we don’t think Bite Boy has the right stuff to be fighting crime in China. Yet.

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Boy breaks canine tooth biting vicious dog [Reuters]
Three children jailed for armed holdup [Reuters]

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