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Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Yemen’s cholera epidemic hits children hardest

What disturbs Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise most about the cholera epidemic in Yemen is that it’s hitting the children hardest and is completely preventable.

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

What caused Earth’s biggest mass extinction?

Scientists have debated until now what made Earth's oceans so inhospitable to life that some 96 percent of marine species died off at the end of the Permian period. New research shows the "Great Dying" was caused by global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe.