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Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

Stanford biology Professor Rodolfo Dirzo and his colleagues warn that this "defaunation" could have harmful downstream effects on human health.

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Scientists at Stanford identify body language tied to creativity, learning

Your body language hints at your emotional state. Communication Department scholars find that observing subtle changes in your torso and head movements can predict creative output or learning ability.  Video

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Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

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Simple isn't better when talking about science, Stanford philosopher suggests

Taking a philosophical approach to the assumptions that surround the study of human behavior, Stanford philosophy Professor Helen Longino suggests that no single research method is capable of answering the question of nature vs. nurture.