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Stanford researchers make discovery in animal functional diversity

The finding refutes a hypothesis by the famed evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould that marine creatures underwent an "early burst" of functional diversity during the dawn of animal life.

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Students and professionals join forces in the recording studio at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall

Engineers and musicians balance the needs of a recording audience and a live audience as the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the Stanford Chamber Chorale prepare for the release of their performance of Joseph Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.  Video

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U.S. and Iran seek nuclear deal despite huge hurdles, a Stanford scholar says

Stanford Iran expert Abbas Milani says Iranian leadership is split over making a nuclear deal, while the United States may face stiff opposition from Congress before an end-of-March deadline for an outline of an agreement.

Stanford Professor Ian Morris

Humanity is turning into a 'different kind of animal,' Stanford historian says

Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris says that in the 21st century our cultural evolution is feeding back into our biological evolution. The result may be technologically enhanced "post-humans" as far removed from us as we are from Neanderthals.