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Stanford University Aug 22
What explains the "breathtakingly immoral" inaction on ? The nature of empathy, Jamil Zaki says: "Our caring instincts are shortsighted & dissolve across space & time, making it harder for us to deal with things that haven’t happened yet."
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Stanford University Aug 21
Heterosexual couples are now more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections, Stanford's Michael Rosenfeld has found.
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Stanford University Aug 20
"As the global population grows from 7 to 10 billion people, and growing prosperity increases appetites for protein, it will be vitally important that we become less reliant on cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens," ' Jim Leape says.
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Stanford University Aug 20
Stanford researchers invited study participants to clean dishes with a "smart" faucet that would adapt to their washing style. (Except the sink’s motion sensor was actually a camera and the was a hidden human—shhhh.)
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Stanford University Aug 20
Unemployment is at a low in California, and yet 46% of the state's children live in or near . "If traditional growth & employment metrics don’t seem to tell the whole story, we should replace them with measures that do," Stanford researchers write.
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Stanford University Aug 20
Why the return to crystal power? "We're in a situation where people want to find their own spiritual state but also be connected to earthly things," Marisa Galvez, professor of French and Italian, says.
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Stanford University Aug 20
Having two parents at home, even for a small amount of time, offers significant postpartum benefits, ’s Maya Rossin-Slater has found. (Paper: )
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Stanford University Aug 19
"It’s important for students to know that young faculty have lives. We have partners, we have children, we have jobs where we can work on anything we want. We really love our life.” -Hemamala Karunadasa, assistant professor of chemistry
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Stanford University Aug 18
Atomically thin materials developed by Stanford researchers could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact.
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Stanford University Aug 18
Most of our internal microbes live in the colon, where they “really only get access to the dregs of what we eat," 's Justin Sonnenburg says. Getting them the right stuff — fermentable fiber — appears to be crucial for averting weight gain.
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Stanford University Aug 18
A positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids — and other Stanford research for the season.
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Stanford University Aug 18
Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
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Stanford University Aug 17
What makes birds so good at sticking their landings, even in the most unlikely of places? Stanford engineers are pursuing answers with a team of parrotlets, five high-speed cameras and an arsenal of sensor-packed perches.
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Stanford University Aug 17
The view from Hoover Tower.
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Stanford University Aug 17
Microbes in the human gut are churning out tens of thousands of proteins so small they’ve gone unnoticed in previous studies, researchers have discovered.
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Stanford University Aug 17
"Keeping fossil fuels in the ground is the best way to limit further warming," 's César Terrer says. "But stopping deforestation and preserving forests so they can grow more is our next-best solution."
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Stanford University Aug 17
High school students who took a 50-minute online course to help them cultivate a growth mindset – the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed but can be developed – went on to earn significantly higher grades in a recent national experiment.
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Stanford University Aug 16
Atomically thin materials developed by Stanford researchers could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact.
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Stanford University Aug 16
Researchers have identified 16 genes that are important to risk. "What's interesting about them is that they form a network, associating with each other more tightly than you’d expect by chance," Dennis Wall says.
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Stanford University Aug 16
Back on campus. opens regular season one week from today:
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