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Stanford Math Professor Becomes First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who’s described by her peers as “technically superb and boldly ambitious,” has won an award that’s known as the Nobel Prize for mathematics.

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Trove of Images From the French Revolution Now Available Online

A digital archive containing 14,000 graphics from the period of upheaval is available for your viewing pleasure courtesy of Stanford University Libraries.

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Civilians ‘Terrorized’  in Pakistan Drone War

NYU law professor Sarah Knuckey, one of the authors of a new report on the social effects of America’s drone war in Pakistan, talks about the “broad mental health impacts” on people who live in fear of deadly attacks from the sky 24 hours a day.

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Conservatives Blame Obama for Sending Allegedly Gay Ambassador to Libya

Conservative blogs are saying U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was gay and shouldn’t have been sent to the Middle East; Google’s censorship of the controversial anti-Muslim video proves Web companies have more power than governments; meanwhile, a Stanford University study claiming organic foods are useless is being called fraudulent. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE


Jobs Talks About ‘How to Live Before You Die’

Steve Jobs never graduated from college, but in 2005 he gave the commencement address at Stanford University. In his speech, Jobs urged students to see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, including death itself.

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Autism Study Shifts Focus From Nature to Nurture

Research on autism in recent decades has emphasized the contributing role of genetics, but a new study out of UCSF and Stanford might prove to be a game-changer, ranking environmental factors (e.g., parenting) higher than biology in order of importance.

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The iPhone as Musical Instrument

It was a sonorous synthesis of computer science, musical innovation and some of the best kind of product placement imaginable when Stanford University professor Ge Wang convened the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra on Thursday. Here we have a group of people who have figured out how to play compositions including Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” (performed near the end of this YouTube clip) on their smartphones.

Posted on Dec 4, 2009 READ MORE


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