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Stanford University
12/08/2016 at 21:32. Facebook
Only half the children born in the 1980s grew up to earn more than their parents did, Raj Chetty, of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), has found.

American Dream collapsing for young adults, study says, as odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents

Stanford University
12/06/2016 at 22:29. Facebook
The new Stanford Solar Generating Station in Kern County, Calif., will produce more than 50 percent of the electric energy used on campus when it comes on line later this month. It’s the last major piece of the Stanford Energy Systems Innovations project, which will reduce the university's greenhouse gas emissions by 68 percent and use of fossil fuels by 65 percent. [ Stanford.io Link ]
Stanford University
12/06/2016 at 01:25. Facebook
Before David Lentink and his students could use lasers to study how birds generate lift, they had to make a very special piece of equipment: bird-size safety goggles. [ Stanford.io Link ]
Stanford University
12/05/2016 at 03:20. Facebook
Roeland Nusse has won a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his research on the Wnt pathway, which allows cells to talk to each other throughout life. During embryonic development, the Wnt signaling system helps cells self-organize into organs and other body structures. Nusse later showed that when Wnt goes haywire, it can lead to cancers.

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Roeland Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize

Stanford University
12/04/2016 at 22:54. Facebook
Book your tickets for El Paso. Stanford Football​ will take on North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on December 30. #GoStanford

Bowl Central - GoStanford.com | Stanford Athletics

Is realtime fact-checking the best journalistic weapon to wield against the spread of misinformation? You have to consider the market for truth—and the concept of rational ignorance, Jay Hamilton says. “If I believed my car ran on sand, I wouldn’t be able to drive. But if I believed that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, I might not pay a price.”

How the Economics of Journalism Explains 2016's Information Bubbles

Congratulations to Christian McCaffery, junior running back and communication major, who takes top football honors as the 2016 Academic All-American of the year.

Top Academic Honor

New hydrogels developed by Stanford engineers incorporate two abundant and inexpensive basic ingredients. One is a cellulose polymer derived from natural sources such as wood chips and agricultural waste. The other is colloidal silica: a liquid suspension of nanoscale particles derived from sand.

Nontoxic hydrogels developed by Stanford engineers have many potential applications | Stanford News

New state regulations that call for reductions in wastewater injection should significantly decrease the rate of induced earthquakes in Oklahoma in the coming years, scientists at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences say.

Number of manmade earthquakes in Oklahoma declining, but risk remains high | Stanford News

Further proof that the internet is good for more than just cat GIFs: Elderly people who use the internet and mobile technology report feeling less lonely, happier and more physically fit.

Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology | Stanford News

After his 14-year-old son was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Sam Gambhir, a Stanford School of Medicine researcher with deep faith in science, was forced to confront the limits of his craft.

'And yet, you try'

Simple cellphones can tell one type of mosquito from another by their hums, Stanford students showed -- a capability that may be useful in fighting mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile virus.

Telling Mosquitoes Apart With a Cellphone

A set of assessments conducted by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education unearthed a dismaying inability by young people to reason about information they see on the Internet. In one task, for example, more than 80 percent of students were unable to distinguish between native ads, labeled "sponsored content," and real news stories. "In every case and at every level, we were...
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Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online | Stanford Graduate School of Education

#Election2016 provided a “scary glimpse” into the American soul, Manuel Pastor tells Worldview Stanford. Where do we go from here? [ Stanford.io Link ]
Shannon Switzer Swanson, a PhD student in the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, is one of National Geographic's “10 most inspiring adventurers of the year.”

To Save Fragile Ocean Fish, This Surfer Turned to Science

Many voters were surprised by the results of the presidential election in large part because the final tally didn't match the polling numbers leading up to the big day. Stanford scholars explain how the typical polling guesswork pointed to a different outcome.

Stanford experts discuss polling challenges during the 2016 presidential election cycle | Stanford News

Michael Tubbs, '12, MA '12, will be Stockton’s first black mayor, and also its youngest ever. This 2012 Stanford Magazine profile tells the story of his path to political life: [ Stanford.io Link ]

California Today: Meet the New Mayor, Age 26

Eastern Aleppo is expected to run out of food and medical supplies in 20 days or less. "Call your political representatives immediately. Organize on the streets. Demand that action be taken,” writes Laila Soudi, a clinical research coordinator at the Stanford School of Medicine. “The time to act is now."

More than 250,000 in Eastern Aleppo could die after the next 20 days

Researchers at the Global Climate and Energy Project are working to identify the lowest cost and most efficient pathways to deep decarbonization of the global energy system.

Battery electric cars are a better choice for reducing emissions than fuel cell vehicles, Stanford study finds | Stanford News