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Storing CO2 underground could shake up the Earth

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Combating global warming by pumping carbon dioxide into the ground for long-term storage known as carbon sequestration could trigger small earthquakes that might breach the storage system, allowing the gas back into the atmosphere, according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback.

Stanford research follows spread of flu in high school

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To better understand how infectious diseases spread through real-life social networks, a group of Stanford researchers used wireless sensors to track everyone in one American high school during one day of last January's swine flu outbreak. One researcher called the results "mind-blowing."

GSB study: Tax policy has changed who owns stocks

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A new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Business argues that household stock ownership decreases as the tax benefits associated with owning stocks inside a pension plan increase. The trend applies around the globe, says coauthor Ilya Strebulaev.

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For the second year in a row, Stanford boasts a finalist for the Hermann Award, which recognizes the best female college soccer player. This time, it's CHRISTEN PRESS.

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