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Astronomically large lenses measure age, size of universe

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Using entire galaxies as lenses to look at other galaxies, researchers have a newly precise way to measure the size and age of the universe and how rapidly it is expanding. The results also confirm the strength of dark energy, responsible for accelerating the expansion of the universe.

Book examines how organizations can create change

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Humans have an "analytical brain" that wants to diet and an "emotional brain" that wants a cookie. The dichotomy helps explain why change is hard, says GSB Professor Chip Heath, left, in a new book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which he wrote with his brother, Dan.

Instructor's new book looks at yoga as a pain reliever

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"If you can breathe, you can do yoga," says Kelly McGonigal, author of a new book Yoga for Pain Relief, who has taught people with chronic pain from back, shoulder and other injuries through the Health Improvement Program for almost a decade.

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  • Graduate Dissertation Fellowships, 2010-2011: The Clayman Institute for Gender Research is currently accepting applications through Monday, March 15. Currently enrolled Stanford students, in any discipline, who are in the writing phase of their doctoral studies are invited to apply. Research should focus on issues of women or gender.
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BILL GUTTENTAG and ERIC PUCHNER will be reading from their new novels this week . . . RACHEL MANBER recently co-authored a book on sleep . . . Freshman CRYSTAL LEE crowned Miss Chinatown . . .

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