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Plant biologist Winslow Briggs dies at 90

A global leader in plant genetics and physiology, Briggs published landmark research on the molecular mechanisms that plants and other organisms use to sense and respond to light.

What rising seas mean for local economies

High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Maryland. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal communities.

Trustees focus on Stanford’s external engagement

At its meetings this week, the Board of Trustees also heard about current projects in the arts, took action on building projects and heard from the new leader of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Alumni couples who found love on the Farm

In honor of Valentine’s Day, alumni couples share how they met, recount their time on the Farm and offer students and postdocs advice on balancing school, careers and relationships.

Impacts of downsizing the Delta twin tunnels project

Two experts from Stanford’s Water in the West program explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.

1969: A turbulent time remembered 50 years later

The year 1968 tends to be synonymous with student activism at the nation’s colleges and universities. But that activism didn’t end with the calendar year. At Stanford, 1969 was also filled with demonstrations, takeovers and sit-ins, documented in archival photographs.

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Vaccinations, children’s rights and the law

In a Q&A, Stanford law Professor Michael Wald, an expert on legal policy toward children, discusses the legal rights of children to receive vaccinations and how the law varies from state to state.

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Easing tensions on Korean Peninsula

Relations have thawed, but Washington has so far not taken steps toward normalization.