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California’s recent shift to periods of heavy rain was predicted by climate scientists three decades ago, and will likely intensify going forward. “This is really the new normal. We’re in a different climate,” says Noah Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth System Science in Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. [ Link ]
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A new Stanford School of Medicine study maps and measures the biases that affect research across all 22 scientific disciplines: [ Link ]
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New research shows the cerebellum ("little brain") may do much more than just help us balance and breathe.

Stanford scientists find a previously unknown role for the cerebellum | Stanford News
Congratulations to Stanford Women's Swimming, who set several records and claimed seven individual victories and three relay titles en route to winning Stanford's 112th NCAA championship. #GoStanford

Back On Top
Long ago, grasses evolved a trick that helps them withstand droughts better than most plants. Stanford scientists have unwound this mechanism, which could one day lead to crops that can better survive climate change.

How grass developed a better way to breathe | Stanford News
Bladder cancer has among the highest recurrence rates of any cancer, with 50 to 70 percent of tumors returning after removal. A new imaging technique by Stanford researchers could help improve that rate. [ Link ]
Bladder cancer has among the highest recurrence rates of any cancer, with 50 to 70 percent of tumors returning after removal. A new imaging technique by Stanford researchers could help improve that rate. [ Link ]
Best way to learn about life in the Middle Ages? Cook — and consume — ancient feasts. [ Link ]
#TEDxStanford returns to Cemex Auditorium April 23. Purchase tickets and explore the 2017 lineup here: [ Link ]
For more than a decade, chemical engineer Zhenan Bao has been working to make electronics soft and supple, so that they feel and operate almost like a second skin. Her newest lab prototype, a plastic that remains highly conductive even when stretched to 800 percent its original length, opens up new possibilities for brain interfaces and other implantable electronics:
Boris Konrad is a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford School of Medicine — and also a memory champion. He wanted to know: Which of several established techniques is most effective at strengthening recall?

This is the one trick to improving memory that actually works, according to science
"What prepares you for anything is taking the opportunity at the end of every single day to ask yourself, as I do, 'What did I learn that’s new?' and 'What act of giving did I do?'" said U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor today in a packed MemAud. "That’s really the only way I know how to live life in a meaningful way: open to both wanting to learn and to give at the same...
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Over two decades, Stanford Law's William Koski has inspired generations of social justice lawyers and worked to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

Law Professor William Koski to receive Roland Volunteer Service Prize | Stanford News
Driving science forward, faster: Experiments that once took "years and armies of postdocs" to complete can now be executed rapidly thanks to work by Polly Fordyce and her team.

The beadnik: Polly Fordyce uses something tiny to do something big
One weekend, two titles. Congratulations to Stanford Men’s Swimming, who earned their second consecutive Pac-12 championship on Saturday, and to Stanford Women's Basketball, who climbed out of an early hole on Sunday to take down Oregon State. #gostanford

Twelfth Trophy
“[We] must remind ourselves, our students, and our colleagues that those who hold views contrary to our own are rarely evil or stupid, and may know or understand things that we do not. To genuinely listen requires an intellectual humility that has become increasingly rare in our society, both on campus and off. It is only by regaining that humility that the university can genuinely fulfill its...
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The Threat From Within
Car talk: A deep-learning algorithm created by PhD student Timnit Gebru and her colleagues used vehicle types, as captured in Google Street View images, to accurately predict demographic characteristics and even voting behavior across a number of cities.

A computer can learn a lot about local demographics from Google Street View images