At Stanford, Alex Stamos discusses online security, safety

AT STANFORD, ALEX STAMOS DISCUSSES ONLINE SECURITY, SAFETY

During a lecture Tuesday evening, Alex Stamos, a Stanford researcher and a former chief security officer at Facebook, encouraged technology...

Aron Wall wins Breakthrough New Horizons Prize

ARON WALL WINS BREAKTHROUGH NEW HORIZONS PRIZE

Aron Wall employs concepts from across theoretical physics, from black holes to the holographic principle, in the quest to answer a...

 
 
 
Stanford encourages employees to review and confirm 2019 medical plan coverage

STANFORD ENCOURAGES EMPLOYEES TO REVIEW AND CONFIRM 2019 MEDICAL PLAN COVERAGE

Stanford will offer free employee-only coverage through Kaiser Permanente in 2019. Rates will increase for employees who choose plans...

Helping journalists use data for investigative reporting

HELPING JOURNALISTS USE DATA FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

A team of Stanford University scholars are launching a data-driven initiative to help journalists find stories at a lower cost, to...

 
 
 
Michael Keller named vice provost for teaching and learning; Sarah Church to serve as senior associate vice provost

MICHAEL KELLER NAMED VICE PROVOST FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING; SARAH CHURCH TO SERVE AS SENIOR ASSOCIATE VICE PROVOST

Keller, vice provost for University Libraries and the University Press, will oversee the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and...

Cantor, Stanford Libraries make Warhol photography archives publicly available

CANTOR, STANFORD LIBRARIES MAKE WARHOL PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVES PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

Searchable databases allow researchers and Andy Warhol fans worldwide to examine over 130,000 photographs taken by the iconic artist.

 
 
 
New simulation shows how Alzheimer's spreads

NEW SIMULATION SHOWS HOW ALZHEIMER'S SPREADS

A new computer model maps how misshapen proteins associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and ALS spread throughout the...

How violent protest can backfire

HOW VIOLENT PROTEST CAN BACKFIRE

When a protest group with strong public support turns violent, people may perceive them as less reasonable. In turn, this leads people...

 
 
 
Residential education in the spotlight at Faculty Senate meeting

RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT FACULTY SENATE MEETING

At Thursday's meeting, the senate heard reports from leaders of ResX, the initiative focused on improving Stanford's residential education...

Expanding your weekend and finding a community with Cardinal Nights

EXPANDING YOUR WEEKEND AND FINDING A COMMUNITY WITH CARDINAL NIGHTS

The program of alcohol-free social events is just one of the ways the university is working to prevent the potentially risky consequences...

 
 
 
Can digital incentives help alleviate traffic?

CAN DIGITAL INCENTIVES HELP ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC?

Electrical engineer Balaji Prabhakar is working to reduce traffic congestion and commute times using networks that gently nudge people...

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute named for Clara Wu Tsai and Joe Tsai

WU TSAI NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE NAMED FOR CLARA WU TSAI AND JOE TSAI

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute has been named for a gift from alumna Clara Wu Tsai and Joe Tsai.

 
 
 
California's vehicle emissions fight continues a 50-year struggle

CALIFORNIA'S VEHICLE EMISSIONS FIGHT CONTINUES A 50-YEAR STRUGGLE

California's resistance to federal plans loosening vehicle emissions standards is nothing new. Over the decades, the state has fought...

Progress in plasma wakefield acceleration for positrons

PROGRESS IN PLASMA WAKEFIELD ACCELERATION FOR POSITRONS

Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.

 
 
 
Stanford scholar traces the roots of South Korea's cosmetic surgery surge

STANFORD SCHOLAR TRACES THE ROOTS OF SOUTH KOREA'S COSMETIC SURGERY SURGE

Stanford scholar So-Rim Lee details the historical, cultural, and economic influences on the surge of the cosmetic surgery industry...

Elections: Understanding democracy in a divided America

ELECTIONS: UNDERSTANDING DEMOCRACY IN A DIVIDED AMERICA

 
 
 
Invasive breast cancers punch tunnels into neighboring tissue

INVASIVE BREAST CANCERS PUNCH TUNNELS INTO NEIGHBORING TISSUE

Stanford researchers have found that malignant breast cancer cells can extend protrusions known as invadopodia to dig escape tunnels...

A fresh perspective can change everything

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

Some of the most important discoveries come not from plowing ahead, but instead from stepping back to gain a fresh perspective, whether...

 
 
 
Student interns with military in Hawaii

STUDENT INTERNS WITH MILITARY IN HAWAII

Coterminal student Rachel Hirshman, BS '18, MS '19, spent the summer in Hawaii helping plan and execute military exercises, an opportunity...

Stanford finishes fifth roundabout as construction continues on the sixth

STANFORD FINISHES FIFTH ROUNDABOUT AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE SIXTH

The latest additions are what university planners say may be a growing number of campus roundabouts, which are designed to improve...

 
 
 



'Pull over NOW': Mom filmed whipping teen son with belt after he took her...

'Pull over NOW': Mom filmed whipping teen son with belt after he took her new BMW

The boy planned to sneak out with the car to see his girlfriend. But it appears he underestimated his mother's innate tracking ability. Read more ...

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Melania Trump's Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin... Read more ...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday... Read more ...

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

President Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take a 5 percent budget cut next year, he announced Wednesday. “We're having a cabinet meeting in a little while and we're... Read more ...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at football practice

"This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved, he was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football." Read more ...

AP sources: NFL looking into Tannehill injury

AP sources: NFL looking into Tannehill injury

DAVIE, Fla. - Two people with knowledge of the situation say the NFL is looking into how the Miami Dolphins reported quarterback Ryan Tannehill shoulder problem on injury... Read more ...

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills are turning to newly signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to fill in for injured rookie starter Josh Allen. Read more ...

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

The first lady said there are few things harder than seeing a newborn suffering from opioid withdrawal, and she wants to shine a light on the issue. Read more ...

Canada to pardon people with marijuana convictions as the country legalizes pot

Canada to pardon people with marijuana convictions as the country legalizes pot

Canada's government will introduce legislation to let people apply for a pardon of marijuana possession convictions. It comes on the day that the country has legalized... Read more ...

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...