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Life Sciences - Aug 20
Life Sciences
Our growing need for food poses one of the biggest threats to the environment. Examining contributions from the ocean more closely can be key to addressing the challenge. The world will have an additional 2 billion people to feed over the next 30 years - and doing that without decimating the planet's resources will require exploring as many options as possible.
Social Sciences - Aug 20
Social Sciences

Visit Harmony House, which is located on Lomita Drive, across the street from the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, to see the newest work of public art on campus.

Life Sciences - Aug 19

Finding a treatment for a devastating, incurable citrus disease was personal for Sharon Long and Melanie Barnett. Now, a system they developed could provide clues to a cure. Over the course of 40 years, biologist Sharon Long has become an expert in symbiotic bacteria that help alfalfa grow.

Physics - 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.

Physics - Aug 14

Physics faculty and students are working together to make their department a more inclusive community through clubs, courses and events.

Health - Aug 13

The Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative is backed by gifts from Marc and Lynne Benioff and Mark and Debra Leslie and is focused on developing and testing new disease therapies. Stanford is launching a major new effort to harness the communities of microbes inhabiting our bodies - known as the microbiome - in developing new therapies for debilitating diseases.

Chemistry - Aug 19

In the third in a series on what the lives of Stanford researchers actually look like , chemists Noah Burns, Laura Dassama, Michael Fayer and Hemamala Karunadasa talk about their paths into the field, the joys of making new molecules and the way in which "the central science" pervades our lives.

History - Aug 16

Since the earliest civilizations, people have recorded their thoughts and experiences through storytelling, art, philosophy and other forms of expression. Studying these works - collectively known as the humanities - helps us understand the past and ultimately ourselves.

Health - Aug 16

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.

Linguistics - Aug 13

James A. Fox, an associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, who specialized in the history of linguistics and Native American languages, died Aug. 7. Linguistic anthropologist James A. Fox, who has taught at Stanford for over 40 years, died on Aug.

Business - Aug 12

In their evaluations of high-performing venture capital funds, professional investors rate white-led teams more favorably than they do black-led teams with identical credentials, a new Stanford study finds.

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