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X-rays reveal patterns in the plumage of the first birds

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Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken a big step in determining what birds looked like more than 100 million years ago, when their relatives, the dinosaurs, still ruled the Earth. They found chemical traces of a pigment that once formed patterns in the fossilized birds' feathers.

Stanford robotics students show off their class projects

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Robots that can swordfight against humans, play mini-golf, cook a hamburger and even add the ketchup when it's done were part of the lineup for the final day of the Experimental Robotics course, when students show off their automated creations to classmates in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Shadow Mothers: Why the first shift still matters

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During a recent talk at the Clayman Institute, Cameron Macdonald, a University of Wisconsin sociologist, said that focusing too much attention on the increased involvement of fathers ignores the delicate relationship between professional women and the nannies who care for the children.

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  • Campus meeting with PG&E set: PG&E will hold an informational open house about its gas line–testing project on July 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Paul Brest Hall West in Munger Building 4. Members of the campus community are welcome to attend. For more information on the testing project, which will be conducted along Junipero Serra Boulevard, see the update published June 28 in Stanford Report.
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