Cash aid to households is most effective in reducing insurgency threats, Stanford research shows
Stanford researcher Joseph Felter found that direct cash assistance to households in the Philippines decreased insurgent-led conflicts and weakened their influence in those villages.
Fukushima five years later: Stanford nuclear expert offers three lessons from the disaster
Rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate the links between nuclear energy and renewables.
Stanford political scientists discuss diplomacy and foreign policy amid global turmoil
Stanford foreign policy experts discussed flashpoints around the world at an OpenXChange event this week.
Stanford professor explains the secret sauce for successful startups in China
Research by Charles Eesley shows that funding is only one part of the complex entrepreneurial ecosystem, and that an innovative product isn't necessarily enough for success.
Stanford researchers find effective recipe for slowing deforestation: Companies and environmentalists working together
Collaborative efforts to reduce deforestation were more than twice as effective as "confrontational" programs developed by either industry or nongovernmental organizations, according to a first-of-its kind study.
Stanford researchers use dark of night and machine learning to shed light on global poverty
An interdisciplinary team of Stanford scientists is identifying global poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.
Culture shapes how leaders smile, Stanford research shows
Stanford psychologist Jeanne Tsai found that the more a particular country's culture values excitement, the more its political leaders show enthusiastic smiles. On the other hand, when the specific culture emphasizes calm, those leaders show more reserved smiles.
Stanford scholar unearths conflicted human history of South America's great natural wonder
Stanford researcher creates method to measure resource tradeoffs in times of drought
A new computer model developed by a Stanford scientist can be used by resource managers around the world to weigh food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.
Stanford students among winners of new scholarship for study in China
Two Stanford students are among the 100 students from around the world named 2016 Schwarzman Scholars. The program provides scholarships for a one-year master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The program is inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship.