Culture shapes how leaders smile, Stanford research shows
Stanford psychologist Jeanne Tsai found that the more a particular country's culture values excitement, the more its political leaders show enthusiastic smiles. On the other hand, when the specific culture emphasizes calm, those leaders show more reserved smiles.
Stanford senior awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The scholarship, established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, covers the cost of graduate studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge.
Stanford scientists celebrate technological advances that finally made gravitational wave detection possible
An international team of scientists has taken a step toward understanding the universe.
Human culture, not smarts, may have overwhelmed Neanderthals, say Stanford researchers
New mathematical model suggests that our higher level of cultural organization may have allowed us to prevail.
Neuroscience pioneer Marc Tessier-Lavigne named Stanford's next president
Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University and former Stanford faculty member, will assume the role Sept. 1.
Stanford researcher declares that the sixth mass extinction is here
Paul Ehrlich and others use conservative estimates to prove that species are disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs' demise.
Stanford study finds walking improves creativity
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.
Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework
A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.
Are AP courses worth the effort? An interview with Stanford education expert Denise Pope
Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, explains the findings of a new paper that reviews the data on Advanced Placement courses and offers suggestions to students and parents.
Why do we still let the Electoral College pick our president?
Stanford Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jack Rakove believes the founding fathers would agree that it’s time to change the 225-year-old Electoral College
'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says
This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.