Nothing wrong with that by the way, science buffs are people too. It’s true. Anyway if y’all are sick of pouring over the phospholipid handbook or executing smooth manifolds then we’ve got something for you this weekend.

Wonderfest, the Bay Area Festival of Science, is happening on Nov. 6 and 7. The fest will be at Stanford on Saturday (lamesauce) and Berkeley on Sunday (hip, hip, hooray!). They are having discussions with engrossing, forget-the-rest-of-the-world topics like “Does 10,000 hours of video gaming have side effects?” Uhhhh read more »

Add another Berkeleyan to the growing list of people winning prizes for being awesome. This time it’s Geoff Marcy, astronomy professor and planet hunter extraordinaire. Yes, that’s right, he freaking hunts god damn planets for a living. Planets. How’s that for a line on the good ol’ resumé?

Professor Marcy won this year’s Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization this time. We say “this time” as some may remember when he shared the million dollar read more »

While Jason Mraz captivated fangirls with his sensual cooing at the Greek Theater, across the street at the Haas School of Business was Wonderfest, a.k.a. The San Francisco Bay Area Festival of Science. The festival was a hot spot for lovers of the touchy-feely side of science with art displays and crafts, lectures on extraterrestrials and dreams and scienctific stand-up comedy.

We were only able to attend one lecture entitled “Are Dreams Psychologically Significant?” only to find an overall answer along the lines of “We don’t know. Uh, maybe?” Our favorite part was the story-telling of a man’s recurring nightmare of his penis being bitten off by a bear. The following are stolen moments from the lecture. read more »