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Stanford Student Threatens to 'Physically Fight Zionists' on Campus

Hamzeh Daoud, a rising junior at Stanford, took to Facebook on Friday afternoon to declare that he’ll “physically fight zionists on campus next …

U.S. Politics

Reminder: Women Migrants Are Fleeing Countries The U.S. Helped Decimate

The violence driving people to seek shelter in the U.S. has its roots in American foreign policy.<p>Since the day Donald Trump began his run for the presidential office, he has promoted the idea that people who flee to the U.S. are bringing their problems here.<p>But as his administration takes ruthless …

News (U.S.)

Anti-anxiety pills could be next U.S. drug epidemic, public health officials say

WASHINGTON — The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis.<p>Considered relatively safe and …

Public Health

Critical Thinking (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. History<p>Use of the term ‘critical thinking’ to describe an educational goal goes back to the American philosopher John Dewey (1910), who more …

Critical Thinking

Kounalakis on if US should defend NATO countries: "We answered that question a long time ago"

Markos Kounalakis, Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, discusses the uncertainty around President Trump's comments about NATO.

Donald Trump

Fundamentality (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

1. Varieties of Fundamentality<p>There are many senses in which a thing may be said to be fundamental—some technical, some relatively intuitive. A very …

Stanford University

Susan Athey: Applying Machine Learning to the Economy

Susan Athey’s pioneering work as a “tech economist” has helped industry and academia alike better understand the constantly shifting digital …

Machine Learning

From robot insects to human-sniffing sensors, this rescue tech could save lives

Elon Musk’s futuristic “mini-sub” ultimately wasn’t used in the recent daring rescue of 13 people trapped in a cave in Thailand. However, its …

Robotics

Gov. Kasich's laudable Lake Erie protections, Ohio lawmakers' laze-inducing term limits

Key General Assembly Republicans are unhappy with their fellow Republican, Gov. John Kasich, for what his own press release termed "aggressive new …

Lake Erie

Burton Richter, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, dies at 87

Burton Richter, an American physicist who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize for discovering a subatomic particle — the curiously named “charm quark” — that became a foundation stone of the modern understanding of matter at its deepest levels, has died. He was 87.<p>His death in Palo Alto on July 18 was …

Physics

Flowers Gallery opens an exhibition of new sculptural paintings by Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes has achieved recognition around the world for his lifelong exploration of perspective and visual paradox. An acclaimed British Pop …

Art

Steven A. Denning, Arbuckle Award Recipient: Look Outside Yourself for the Answers

The magnitude of the challenges facing the world today could make it tempting to “protect and maintain what we have,” said Steven A. Denning, MBA …

Business School

Paul Oyer: The Economics Behind Luck

Think back on your career. How much of a role did luck play into where you are today? It’s probably not easy to say one way or another, but that …

Business School

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

6 science-backed ways to become smarter

1/<p>Exercising often will give your brain a boost.<p>HBO<p>Your workout affects more than just your cardiovascular health, muscles, and mood.<p>"Exercise …

Humanity

The Idea of Creating a New Universe in the Lab Is No Joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Physics

The Future of Economics

In April, the National Academy of Sciences will bestow its 2018 John J. Carty Award to a trio of Stanford economists: David Kreps, the Adams …

Auctions

'Invisible' stool blood tied to increased risk of premature death

(Reuters Health) - A screening test for colon cancer that looks for “invisible” blood in stool may also predict a heightened risk of premature death from other causes, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data on 133,921 adults in Scotland who got screened for colon cancer using what’s …

Cancer

How To Fix Broken Household Items—Even If You're Not Handy

A few years ago, I burned out the motor in my food processor by trying to make a "raw vegan cake" with a recipe that involved starting with raw …

Repairs

Tandem’s Hybrid Closed Loop Pivotal Study: Control-IQ and Dexcom G6

<b>By Jimmy McDermott and Adam Brown</b><i>Recruiting now! This major study will support FDA submission of Tandem’s t:slim X2 with Control-IQ and Dexcom G6 in</i> …

Diabetes

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics – Lecture 5

Advanced Modeling & Simulation (AMS) Seminar Series<p>Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics – Lecture 5<p>Speakers: <b><br>Thomas H. Pulliam</b>, Computational …

Mathematics

Stanford Record Falls - Stanford University

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>HEUSDEN, Belgium</b> –Vanessa Fraserran to a Stanford record of 15:09.62 in the women's 5,000 meters at the …

Stanford Cardinal

Life is great, but...

After a workshop in a school in Tirunelveli, the teachers and I were discussing our own faults which we had to eliminate lest students be discouraged …

Oxford University Press

Several women accuse leading Jewish sociologist of sexual misconduct

The allegations, published Thursday in a wide-ranging investigative article by The New York Jewish Week, span decades.<p>><br>• ><p>Abuse (Illustrative Photo). …

World News

In Rome We Trust: The Rise of Catholics in American Political Life. By Manlio Graziano

In Rome We Trust: The Rise of Catholics in American Political Life. By GrazianoManlio. Stanford University Press, 2017. 248 pages. $85.00 …

Philosophy

Can Atlanta Run Entirely On Renewable Energy by 2035?

Here’s how it might meet its goal<p>Atlanta made its municipal name as a transit hub—for trains first, then jetliners.<p>Now the city that’s home to the …

Renewable Energy

What Your CEO Is Reading: Howdy Alexa; Work Is a Killer; Send in the Girl Scouts

By<p>Tom Loftus<p>Tom Loftus<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>thomas.loftus@wsj.com<p><i>Every week, CIO Journal offers a glimpse into the mind of the CEO, whose view of technology is shaped by stories in management journals, general interest magazines and, of course, in-flight publications.</i><p>S’up Alexa. “The wave …

Girl Scouts

Tennis Star From Northport Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The scholarship will be applied toward the graduate degree program of her choice.<p>A Northport resident was the recent recipient of a prestigious NCAA …

College & University

Walters: Diving into California’s shameful poverty crisis

Seven years ago, the Census Bureau began calculating poverty by a new “supplemental” method, responding to criticism that the half-century-old …

Los Angeles

18 for 18: Young people use their vote to call for change on climate policy

The four students were from all different parts of the country when the met at a summer program at Princeton University last summer.<p>One of the …

Climate