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Free will may be an illusion, study says

The idea that we make autonomous choices may be nothing more than "background noise" in our brain, according to researchers at UC Davis.

By June 22, 2014


The joy of viral art inspired by UCD pepper-spray video

"LeDejeuner sur L'herbe," images of the Founding Fathers, even the Sistine Chapel. None has been immune from being pepper-sprayed by the now virally famous police officer at the University of California at Davis.

By November 21, 2011


How hot is pepper spray, anyway?

Police-grade pepper spray isn't your mama's mace, and it makes a jalapeno look like a bowl of ice cream, according to this infographic.

By December 14, 2011


AT&T's merger with T-Mobile teeters

week in review AT&T earmarks $4 billion for merger breakup fee, while Facebook phone rumors resurface. Also: Pepper-spray cop meme.

By November 25, 2011


Pepper-spraying cop now getting the full Internet treatment

Hacktivists target UC Davis policeman Lt. John Pike; meanwhile, Amazon reviewers gush with feeling about pepper spray.

By November 22, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1222: Nobody backs the FCC into a corner (podcast)

When backed into a corner, the FCC acts less like a bear and more like a kitten ... which is probably a good thing for the Internet overall. Facebook takes another lump, the HTC Evo shows up for pre-order at The Shack at all places, and Google Chrome is faster than a potato. Well, French fries, to be really accurate.

By May 6, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 670: Null error

We nuked Yahoo Live. That's it for that. Anyway, what's the fuss with Google Sites and yeah, when WILL the iPhone get more business friendly?

By February 28, 2008