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Native ants use chemical weapon to turn back invaders

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Argentine ants have spread across the globe in sugar shipments, and no native species seemed able to withstand their onslaught. That is until a group of Stanford undergraduates discovered that the plucky native winter ant has been using chemical warfare to combat the Argentine tide.

How 'computer geeks' replaced 'computer girls'

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According to workplace researchers, the stereotype of the lone male computer whiz is self-perpetuating, and it keeps the computer field overwhelming male. It may be surprising to learn that the earliest computer programmers were women and that the programming field was once stereotyped as female.

Climate scientists forecast permanently hotter summers

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The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford scientists.

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  • Stanford Breakfast Briefings: Author and entrepreneur Peter Sims will give a talk titled "Getting from Little Bets to Big Breakthroughs" during the next Stanford Breakfast Briefing, scheduled for June 15 at 7:30 a.m. in the Faculty Club. To register or for more information, visit the Breakfast Briefings website.
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