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Twenty-five years later: The legacy of the Loma Prieta quake at Stanford

Stanford remembers the earthquake that rocked the campus and spurred wealth of research aimed at reducing quakes' destruction.  Video  Slideshow

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Scientific evidence does not support the brain game claims, Stanford scholars say

Sixty-nine scientists at Stanford University and other institutions issued a statement that the scientific track record does not support the claims that so-called "brain games" actually help older adults boost their mental powers.

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Sports talk can help students develop critical thinking skills, says Stanford scholar

Through research that blends cognitive science and the humanities, Stanford English professor Blakey Vermeule finds that an in-depth knowledge of athletics can be a tool to broaden the intellectual horizons of students.

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Stanford students create interactive tool that tells the story of global change

Using first-person narratives, Stanford undergraduates create an interactive tool that shows how forces of global change are manifested locally throughout California.