Biology

Epiphany in the fish lab

Studying the brains of fish led undergraduate Danielle Katz in an unexpected direction – a degree in mechanical engineering.

Stanford biologists warn of prelude to extinction

In the first such global evaluation, Stanford biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining populations. They call for curbs on the basic drivers of these losses.

Humpback whales flap their foreflippers

Stanford researchers have found that humpback whales flap their foreflippers like penguins or sea lions. This unexpected observation helps explain whale maneuvering and could improve designs inspired by their movement.