Will a Police Stop End in Arrest? Listen to Its First 27 Seconds.
Researchers have identified a linguistic signature that can predict whether encounters with cops will escalate. Black drivers hear this pattern as well.
May 30, 2023
The 2020 election saw fewer people clicking on misinformation websites, Stanford study finds
Stanford scholars find a smaller percentage of Americans visited unreliable websites in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. election than in 2016 – which suggests mitigation and...
April 13, 2023
Counting Cars: New AI-Driven Approach Fine-Tunes Road Tolls to Reduce Traffic
Congestion pricing schemes to lessen traffic's societal costs could benefit from a simple, practical algorithm that optimizes tolls based on driver behavior.
April 10, 2023
Tax rebates for solar power ineffective for low-income Americans, but a different incentive works
Tax rebates for installing residential solar power have done little to spur adoption in low-income communities in the United States, while a less common incentive seems to...
November 18, 2022
‘Gentle’ islet cell transplant cures mice of diabetes with few side effects, Stanford Medicine researchers say
A technique developed at Stanford Medicine allows mice with diabetes to accept unmatched islet cells and durably restores blood sugar control without immunosuppression or...
November 08, 2022
Stanford researchers develop new tool for targeted cell control
Thanks to new RNA vaccines, we humans have been able to protect ourselves incredibly quickly from new viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
October 05, 2022
Stanford Medicine study: SARS-CoV-2 infects fat tissue, creates inflammatory storm cloud
Is SARS-CoV-2 hiding in your fat cells?
September 22, 2022
How an “Impact Mindset” Unites Activists of Different Races
After the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020, more than 15 million Americans took to the streets to protest racial injustice.
September 08, 2022
To persuade political rivals, it helps to believe in the value of empathizing with them, Stanford study finds
Empathizing with your political opponents increases your chances of changing their minds.
August 30, 2022
As Colorado River wanes, water supplies and ecosystems hang in the balance
At a time of unprecedented aridification across the American West, the 1,450-mile-long Colorado River and its primary storage reservoirs — Lake Powell and Lake M
August 30, 2022
Ways to strengthen democracy, as determined by Stanford-led ‘mega study’
A Stanford-led project has identified a set of strategies to counter anti-democratic attitudes and reduce partisan animosity.
August 29, 2022
Groupthink gone wrong: Stanford scholars show how assumptions about electability undermine women political candidates
In a primary election, if voters believe that it is too hard or impossible for a woman candidate to win a general election, they’ll support a male candidate from
February 02, 2022
First realistic portraits of squishy layer that’s key to battery performance
Lithium metal batteries could store much more charge in a given space than today’s lithium-ion batteries, and the race is on to develop them for next-gen electri
January 06, 2022
Forbes selects 10 Stanford students and alumni in cleantech for "30 Under 30" lists
Forbes’ 2022 “30 Under 30” feature includes two current Stanford University students and eight recent alumni developing energy- and sustainability-relat
December 30, 2021
Stanford researchers reveal how to turn a global warming liability into a profitable food security solution
Like a mirage on the horizon, an innovative process for converting a potent greenhouse gas into a food security solution has been stalled by economic uncertainty
November 22, 2021
A New Approach to the Data-Deletion Conundrum
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 dat
September 24, 2021
Stanford researchers use artificial intelligence to unlock extreme weather mysteries
From lake-draining drought in California to bridge-breaking floods in China, extreme weather is wreaking havoc.
August 10, 2021
Brain’s navigation center calls on mental state as well as physical environment, Stanford researchers find
Can you think of what you had for breakfast?
August 06, 2021
Global warming increased U.S. crop insurance losses by $27 billion in 27 years, Stanford study finds
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 insuran
August 04, 2021
First-of-its-kind Stanford machine learning tool streamlines student feedback process for computer science professors
This past spring, Stanford University computer scientists unveiled their pandemic brainchild,
July 27, 2021