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Psychology Jun 18
The belief that interests arrive fully formed and must simply be "found" can lead people to limit their pursuit of new fields and give up when they encounter challenges, according to a new Stanford study.
Religions Jun 16

Poet Elizabeth Alexander delivers the Baccalaureate address,  "In the Noise and Whip of the Whirlwind.

Education Jun 13

A review of test scores from 10,000 school district finds that gender gaps in math and English vary with community wealth and racial diversity.

Life Sciences Jun 11

Different species almost always coexist - whether it's big animals on the plains, bugs in a jungle or yeasts in flower nectar - but how that works is complicated.

Medicine Jun 5

Pumping an aquifer to the last drop squeezes out more than water. A Stanford study finds it can also unlock dangerous arsenic from buried clays - and reveals how sinking land can provide an early warning and measure of contamination.

Politics Jun 14

Stanford study shows how citizen complaints posted publicly online in a Chinese city are concealed from upper-level authorities when they implicate lower-tier officials or associates connected to lower-tier officials through patronage ties.

Environment Jun 12

New research examines how warmer temperatures will impact corn yields throughout the world. Photo credit: fishhawk/Flickr A new study co-authored by a Stanford Earth researcher looks at what climate change will mean for global yields of corn, or maize, the most widely grown crop in the world.

Environment Jun 7

Energy policy expert Michael Wara comments on the decision to approve $768 million in transportation electrification projects and how it could affect utilities, the environment and California ratepayers.

Earth Sciences Jun 4

A Stanford-led study questions previous findings about the value of foreshocks as warning signs that a big earthquake is coming, instead showing them to be indistinguishable from ordinary earthquakes.



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