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Bricks dry outside a kiln in Bangladesh.
September 14, 2017
Issue: September 2017
Stephen Luby’s epiphany came to him 30,000 feet up in the air. The Stanford epidemiologist was flying over India when he realized the view from his... Read More
rescuer in boat in Houston flooding
September 1, 2017
Issue: September 2017
(See list of Stanford experts available to discuss impacts of Hurricane Harvey.) Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation with an economy the... Read More
A Bedouin man prays in arid eastern Jordan.
August 30, 2017
Issue: September 2017
A new analysis of drought in Jordan – one of the world’s most water-poor countries – suggests that without alternate water sources, better land use... Read More
Forest in Northern California
August 14, 2017
Issue: September 2017
You can’t grow money on trees, but you can earn money for letting trees grow. Or at least you can through a pioneering California program that allows... Read More
August 4, 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
The federal government reports that 40 states expect water shortages by 2024 and water worries already plague some cities across the United States.... Read More
Bluefin tuna
July 21, 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
Cutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed. Just as the fastest planes... Read More
wind turbines
July 19, 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
What do bird flight mechanics and renewable energy technology have to do with each other? By combining ongoing Stanford research on both, researchers... Read More
Herding goats in rural Senegal
July 14, 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
Deep in landlocked Africa, a miracle is unfolding. Less than a generation after a genocidal civil war left it in ruins, Rwanda is defying poverty... Read More
Atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll
June 28, 2017
Issue: July - August 2017
More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, Stanford researchers are studying... Read More