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AN UNDEVELOPED ISLAND IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY WILL SOON OFFER WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC ART, NOT TO MENTION AN UNBEATABLE VIEW

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AT FIRST, THERE was nothing but open water. Then silt, dredged from the Sacramento River, was dumped into San Francisco Bay and flattened to create a 400-acre island for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Because the Sacramento River, which flows into the Bay, begins in the heart of gold country, some thought the new island might be made of gold. So they wishfully called it Treasure Island.

Traces of harmless radioactive materials remain from a brief chapter in the island’s history— a naval station was erected in 1942 and used, in part, for nuclear decontamination training—but otherwise the island remained woefully underused until 2009, when the federal government sold it to San Francisco for $105 million. For a moment, it looked as if it might become the proposed site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a somewhat confusing concept from Star Wars creator and Bay Area resident George Lucas. But Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a more persuasive case for his city. Again, the promise of gold was denied.

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WHO'S KILLING AMERICA'S SPERM? Hagai Levine doesn't scare easily. The Hebrew University Public Health researcher is the former chief epidemiologist for the Israel Defense Forces, which means he’s acquainted with danger and risk in a way most of his academic counter-parts aren’t. So when he raises doubts about the future of the human race, it’s worth listening. Together with Shanna Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Levine authored a major new analysis that tracked male sperm levels over the past few decades, and what he found frightened him. “Reproduction may be the most important function of any species,” says Levine. “Something is very wrong with men.”
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