Wild Neighbors: Holes in the Lid

By Joe Eaton
Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 12:21:00 PM
The Ceanothus silk moth has a brief adult life.

Last week I foolishly offered to try to identify a moth. There are only 4500 named moth species in California. Piece of cake, right? -more-

The Public Eye: Global Climate Change: Missing in Action

By Bob Burnett
Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 11:17:00 AM

Despite the fact that 2010 tied for the warmest year on record, President Obama made no mention of Global Climate Change in his January 25th State-of-the-Union remarks. That wasn’t a surprise; last summer an attempt to fashion a bi partisan Climate Change bill floundered in the Senate and since then prospects for Congressional action have dwindled. Global Climate Change hasn’t gone away, but the political will to take action has disappeared. Why? What can you and I do about this tragic situation? -more-

Eclectic Rant: Drapetomania: A Disease Called Freedom

By Ralph E. Stone
Monday February 07, 2011 - 03:23:00 PM

Since 1976, Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States in February. While it is a celebration, it should also be a remembrance of slavery, the dark side of Black history in this country. -more-

On Mental Illness: Incorrect Labeling

By Jack Bragen
Monday February 07, 2011 - 03:30:00 PM

A few years ago, I was offended when I was referred to as "a psychotic" on someone's website. The perpetrator was attempting to discredit me and my defense of the Berkeley Daily Planet. In the process of this attempt at mudslinging, the authors of this website showed their true bigotry and hypocrisy. -more-

Senior Power: PC Stands For Personal Computer

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Monday February 07, 2011 - 03:34:00 PM

PC also stands for personal and pleasant communication! Cognitively stimulating activity is among the lifestyle factors that may help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. And yet only 3% of persons age 74 and older use the Internet. Technology use among elderly Americans is low, relative to the rest of the population. -more-