Stories published in 2018

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Stanford tops Pittsburgh 14-13 in Sun Bowl

Cameron Scarlett scored on a 1-yard run and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a second score to lead Stanford to a 14-13 victory against Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl on Monday.

The glow of science

The union of light and science gives us beautiful images, which, to the untrained eye, can appear strange, magical – and downright mysterious. Can you guess what you are looking at from glowing works of art representing different areas of research?

What to know about sticking to New Year’s resolutions

Exercise more, lose weight, spend less money, learn a new skill – these common New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. That’s why Stanford researchers have looked at how to positively change one’s lifestyle. Here are some of their findings.

Brain scans help predict drug relapse

In a small trial, brain scans revealed who was most at risk of relapsing after being treated for addiction to stimulants like amphetamines or cocaine. The finding could identify people who need help staying drug-free.

Explaining the surge in populist, politics movements today

Stanford political scientists Francis Fukuyama, Anna Grzymala-Busse and Neil Malhotra discuss why populist messages have emerged in contemporary politics and how they have evolved into larger, political movements.

Droughts boost emissions as hydropower dries up

Recent droughts caused increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and harmful air pollutants from power generation in several western states as fossil fuels came online to replace hampered hydroelectric power. A new study quantifies the impact.

Q&A with Steve Palumbi on saving coral

Heeding a growing call for action, a committee of scientists scrutinized every tool available to save coral reefs and described a wealth of possibilities.