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Stanford Report

Sept. 24, 2012

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Extreme candidates talk policy, moderates talk pork

According to political scientist Justin Grimmer, senators from swing districts, who tend to be moderates, prefer to emphasize the federal money they've brought to their districts. Policy discussions tend to come from the extremes of the party, he says.

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Scholars seek to recreate a sound lost for centuries

Hagia Sophia, the famous Byzantine cathedral, once vibrated with chants and music that influenced all of Christendom, then was silenced by government decree. Now a team of Stanford faculty is using technology and sonic archaeology to recreate this acoustic wonder.

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Scientists predict major shifts in Pacific ecosystems

Scientific models suggest that major Pacific ecosystems will move hundreds of miles by 2100 as a result of climate change. The results of this research could help officials manage the potentially significant impacts – on sea creatures and humans – of marine habitat shifts.

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the dish

For those hoping to catch a glimpse of the SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR as it made its last flight on Friday, the top of the Oval was the place to be  . . .

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