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Aug. 14, 2012

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Most powerful X-ray laser refined to scalpel precision

With a thin sliver of diamond, scientists at SLAC have transformed the Linac Coherent Light Source into an even more precise tool for exploring the nanoworld. The improvements may enable experiments that have never before been possible.

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Biologists find signatures of human migrations, marriage

Your genome is a window onto your heritage – or, more precisely, several windows. There are the marks left by human evolution, the traces of ancient human migrations out of Africa and, scattered throughout, clues to your immediate ancestors' marriage habits.

Campus Announcements

  • Public Safety update: On Monday, Aug. 13, at approximately 1:20 a.m., the Department of Public Safety issued an AlertSU notice regarding the reported physical assault of a female student by a male acquaintance. The suspect was apprehended. Crime and emergency reports are posted on the department's website.
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the dish

Philosophy Professor KENNETH TAYLOR puts our beliefs to the test . . . FIRDAUS DHABHAR, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, talks about the protective effects of good stress . . .

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