Move over US News, here's an alternative ranking of colleges and universities. Of course, I like it particularly because my alma mater, UC Berkeley, fared so well.
The August issue of Harper's magazine contains an article on Tyrone Hayes' research on pesticides and frogs (It's Not Easy Being Green by William Souder). Hayes is a professor in Berkeley's Integrative Biology department. His research has shown that atrazine, a common pesticide, turns male frogs into hermaphodites. I can't seem to find a link to the article, but check it out if you have a Harper's handy.
On a sad note, for those who remember the Naked Guy from the 1990s, he passed away earlier this year from an apparent suicide.