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The Cambrian explosion’s spark


New research provides the clearest evidence to date that a rapid burst of evolution 540 million years ago could have been caused by a small increase in oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.

A large round stone sculpture with students walking by.


12 campus art walks


From formal tours to serendipitous sightings, there are plenty of ways to engage with the public artworks on Stanford’s grounds.

Meet the Class of ’24