Stories published in 2018

How bacterial communities transport nutrients

Figuring out how bacteria bring in nutrients could point to ways of killing them without poison. This research could also reveal how small organisms cooperate by generating networks of flow patterns.

A glimpse into future oceans

Volcanic carbon dioxide vents off the coast of Italy are rapidly acidifying nearby waters. This natural laboratory provides a crystal ball-view into potential future marine biodiversity impacts around the world.

Understanding Stanford’s Code of Conduct

Anne Sweeney Hoy, Stanford’s chief ethics and compliance officer, discusses the Code of Conduct, which is a tool kit for upholding Stanford’s high ethical standards.

Receiving genetic information can change risk

Simply learning of a genetic risk can alter a person’s physiology, a recent study found, causing people to perform less well on exercise tests or altering hormones that indicate fullness after a meal.

Square one for U.S. nuclear waste management program

Thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel are in temporary storage in 35 states, with no permanent solution being discussed. International experts led by Stanford show how to end this status quo.

Lab explores universal basic income

Stanford philosopher Juliana Bidadanure is leading an initiative focused on fostering discussions about universal basic income and analyzing previous and ongoing unconditional cash experiments across the world.

Report of the president: Appointments and promotions

The following Academic Council professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council were approved by the president.

Senior explores opportunities in China

Working with retired NBA star Yao Ming was just one of the highlights of senior Yvonne Lee’s summer internship at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, an opportunity supported by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.