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Einstein's Cosmic Speed Limit Still Reigns, for Now

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't content to assume this limit without testing it. Full story

When Overconfidence Backfires

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Naming of Muslim student to University of Calif. board stirs controversy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California appointed a Muslim American woman as a student member of its governing board on Wednesday in a move opposed by Jewish groups that objected to her pro-Palestinian activism. Full story

Must read: Teen gets full ride to nine top schools

Check out te amazing story of a teenager who got not one – not three – but nine offers for full scholarships to colleges including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA, and Berkeley. Full story

China Goes 'Hogwild'

   China's Shaunghui International announced plans to buy pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Eamon Javers; Peter Navarro, University of California; and Mayor Carter Williams of Smithfield, Virginia discuss.

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(Reuters) - San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams did not comment on the outlook for the U.S. economy or monetary policy in an address on Monday to students graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. Full story

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