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Bill Behrman teaching journalism class

Discovery in the data: Stanford's data journalism program advances the storytelling form

Stanford's data journalism program blends the power of big data with journalistic training in the craft of storytelling. Students and faculty are crossing disciplines to enhance the way news stories are told in the digital age.

Three alumna meet at Reunion Homecoming. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Lure of the Farm: Alumni, families celebrate Reunion Homecoming

As nearly 7,000 alumni return to campus, Stanford photographers capture some of the long-weekend highlights.  

Zachary Brown in kayak approaching the Hobbit Hole, Alaska / Zachary Brown

Stanford grad's trek on the edge of wilderness

Zachary Brown defended his thesis, then traveled 2,300 miles by foot and by kayak to establish an Alaskan field school, where he hopes to inspire the next generation's understanding of the environment.  

Graduate student Yiyang Li and undergraduate Sophie Meyer in the lab / Norbert von der Groeben

Battery experiments highlight Stanford's dual mission of teaching and research

Teaching and research come together when a PhD student guides an undergraduate through two years of tests that confound two decades of assumptions on lithium-ion battery design.

Aerial view of Lake Oroville in July 2015 showing low water level due to drought conditions in California / Paul Hames/DWR

A very strong El Niño is increasing the likelihood of a wet winter during California's record drought, Stanford scientists say

But it might not be enough to end California's worst drought on record, say Earth scientists Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain.  

Homestake Mine / Rachel Harris

Stanford scientists see how the brain makes environmental decisions

Brain scans reveal that negative emotional responses can powerfully drive decisions to protect environmental resources.

Antarctic coastline / Andreea Dragomir/Shutterstock

Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientists

Stanford study suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought.

whooper swans in flight / Gertjan Hooijer/Shutterstock

Stanford engineers find secret to steady drone cameras in swan necks

By solving how whooper swans keep their heads steady during flapping flight, Stanford engineers have developed a camera suspension system that could allow drones to produce crisper video images.  

4 students who received energy innovation grants

Student teams win grants to commercialize Stanford energy inventions

Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams comprised mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.

people clearing bricks from a fallen wall following April Nepal quake / Jeevan Ale

Stanford earthquake hazards researcher at center of Nepal quake

PhD student Anne Sanquini studies how to motivate people to take action to protect homes and schools against earthquakes. She was in Nepal when the temblor hit.