The pioneering justice graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952 in the top 10% of her class but famously struggled to find employment because so few firms would hire women at the time. “It’s good to be first,” she would later say, of her responsibility as a trailblazer. “But you don’t want to be last.”
Researchers at Stanford have designed an open-source process for turning sisal fibers into absorbent material for menstrual pads, creating an opportunity for the local, sustainable manufacture of hygiene products that many communities need.
Not only did the trial provide a groundbreaking way to show that a plant-based diet is healthier than an omnivorous one, said lead researcher Christopher Gardner, “but the twins were also a riot to work with.”
A new study that combines genetic and molecular techniques helps solve the riddle of starfish body plans, and how starfish start life with bilateral body symmetry – just like humans – but grow up to be adults with fivefold “pentaradial” symmetry.