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Sep 24 2021 | HAI Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Rising consumer concern over data privacy has led to a rush of “right to be forgotten” laws around the world that allow individuals to request their personal data be expunged from massive databases that catalog our increasingly online lives. Researchers in artificial intelligence have observed that...
Aug 10 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
From lake-draining drought in California to bridge-breaking floods in China, extreme weather is wreaking havoc. Preparing for weather extremes in a changing climate remains a challenge, however, because their causes are complex and their response to global warming is often not well understood. Now...
Aug 6 2021 | Stanford Medicine Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Can you think of what you had for breakfast? Calling up this memory will almost certainly make you think of not only where you were at the time — perhaps sitting at your kitchen table — but also what was on your mind: reviewing your goals for the day, managing family chaos or perusing the latest...
Aug 4 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
A new Stanford University study shows hot, dry conditions caused by climate change have added billions of dollars to the cost of the federally subsidized insurance program that protects farmers against drops in crop prices and yields.
Jul 27 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
This past spring, Stanford University computer scientists unveiled their pandemic brainchild, Code In Place, a project where 1,000 volunteer teachers taught 10,000 students across the globe the content of an introductory Stanford computer science course.
Jul 22 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
For much of human history, animals and plants were perceived to follow a different set of rules than rest of the universe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this culminated in a belief that living organisms were infused by a non-physical energy or “life force” that allowed them to perform remarkable...
Jul 20 2021 | Stanford PACS Center Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Americans have always disagreed about politics, but now levels of anti-democratic attitudes, support for partisan violence, and partisan animosity have reached concerning levels. While there are many ideas for tackling these problems, they have never been gathered, tested, and evaluated in a...
Jun 3 2021 | Stanford Today Fellow, Stanford
Stanford University geological sciences PhD student Sandra Schachat is among the 28 recipients of the 2021 Schmidt Science Fellowship. This postdoctoral fellowship supports early-career scientists committed to harnessing interdisciplinary science to make a positive difference in the world.
May 25 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Cells are the building blocks of life, present in every living organism. But how similar do you think your cells are to a mouse? A fish? A worm.
May 24 2021 | Graduate School Of Education Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
The Varsity Blues scandal triggered outrage about unfairness in college admissions, which goes far beyond the highly paid crimes of a few bad actors. For instance, SAT and ACT scores correlate strongly with wealth. That fact, plus COVID testing difficulties, has led more colleges to go test-...

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