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Protesters Shut Down Milo, Shkreli Speeches

UC-Davis chancellor is 'deeply disappointed'

(Newser) - Speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharma exec Martin Shkreli were canceled Friday night after heated protests at the University of California, Davis. Police put up barricades as protesters shouting "shut it down" grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading up to the talks. The UC Davis... More »

Physics Wiz: Dudes, Use 'Hella' for Waaay Cool Big Number

1, 2, 3 ... hella!

(Newser) - How many California teens does it take to screw in a light bulb? Hella! Now a young physics wiz in the state wants that same term to apply to the mammoth figure of 10 to the 27th power. Austin Sendek, 20, has petitioned an international scientific body to make "... More »

Facebook Hamster Torturers Charged

UC-Davis student set tiny pair on fire: cops

(Newser) - Two University of California students face felony animal cruelty charges after torching two hamsters with a cigarette lighter and posting video of it on Facebook , according to law enforcement authorities. One of the animals died, the other was saved by the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on campus. Henry... More »

Across US, Students Decry Budget Woes

Calif. rallies draw thousands; violence mars Wis. protest

(Newser) - Thousands of students, from university down to elementary-school level, are rallying today across the US to protest the ever-more-dismal state of education funding. California demonstrators, who also included faculty and parents, have been most visible, and mainly peaceful, though a car windshield was smashed during the gathering at the University... More »

Porn Comes to Calif. Campus

Free skin flick spices up discussion of gender issues

(Newser) - Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge—a hardcore porn film—will be shown for free at a seminar tomorrow on the campus of the University of California-Davis, KCRA-TV reports. The school’s Entertainment Council said it means to use the film as a lighthearted way to invite discussion of serious gender... More »

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