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Snapshot of artificial intelligence reveals challenges

A periodic review of the artificial intelligence industry revealed the potential pitfalls of outsourcing our problems for technology to solve rather than addressing the causes, and of allowing outdated predictive modeling to go unchecked.

Is search media biased?

In an audit of search media results for every candidate running for federal office in the 2018 U.S. election, Stanford scholars found no evidence of political bias for or against either party.

First-ever recording of a blue whale’s heart rate

With a lot of ingenuity and a little luck, researchers monitored the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild. The measurement suggests that blue whale hearts are operating at extremes – and may limit the whale’s size.

Marilyn Yalom, groundbreaking gender studies scholar, dies at 87

Marilyn Yalom, a world-renowned scholar in gender studies, died Nov. 20 at the age of 87. An inspiring female intellectual, Yalom left an indelible mark on her field as she explored thought-provoking subjects that once went unexamined.

Drag can lift birds to new heights

Recordings of birds taking off and landing have revealed that conventional ideas about the role of lift and drag during flight might need revisiting. The work could influence the design of aerial robotics.

Stanford senior named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

A Stanford senior is among the 32 Americans selected to attend the University of Oxford in England for graduate study in a field of their choice.