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Early Earth absorbed more sunlight and kept water wet

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Four billon years ago, the sun radiated only 70 to 75 percent as much energy as today. So all the water on Earth should have been frozen. But ancient rocks show the early Earth was awash in water. Minik Rosing, left, and Dennis Bird explain what compensated for the reduced solar output.

California public employee pension systems in bad shape

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California public employee pension systems are worse off than anyone previously projected, according to a report done by five Graduate Public Policy Program students and published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

GSB mourns the passing of MBA student Roanak Desai

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The Graduate School of Business community is mourning the death of MBA student Roanak Desai. Desai, who was well known at GSB, died on Saturday after spring break travel in Africa. A memorial service is set for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Arrillaga Alumni Center.

New exception made for international student healthcare

Stanford international students will have the opportunity to request an annual exception to a new policy requiring them to purchase the university's Cardinal Care healthcare insurance. The new exception will allow international students to show that their insurance plan meets specific criteria and is adequate by United States standards.

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  • Caring for Dementia: The WorkLife Office is sponsoring a seminar on caregiving for someone with dementia, featuring Alexandra Morris of the Alzheimer's Association, today, Tuesday, beginning at noon in the Bambi Modular. The event is part of an ongoing brown bag series.
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