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Chatbots are getting nicer

The latest version of ChatGPT passes the Turing test with flying colors and has a more agreeable disposition than most humans. How might our own behavior evolve as a result?

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The immigration debate has a mental health toll

Anxiety and depression among Latino groups in the United States have risen during times of heightened enforcement and policy tug-of-war, new research shows.

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Scaling up

New research offers a window into the growth, maturation, and eventual decline of cells, with implications for our understanding of aging and disease.

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Clashing genes drive the development of distinct species

Researchers have identified genes involved in hybrid incompatibility, a phenomenon that creates reproductive barriers between species and evolutionarily splits them apart.

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Department of African and African American Studies launches

Ato Quayson, the inaugural department chair, explains why the department was created and how the new curriculum and faculty will educate students about Black studies.

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Nobel laureates and MacArthur fellows offer lessons in perseverance

In a unique fall quarter class, students heard stories of perseverance and failure from faculty whose discoveries have earned them academia’s most prestigious awards.

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Expanding our understanding of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A series of events hosted by Stanford’s MLK Institute focus on the civil rights leader’s concern for the interrelated nature of racism, poverty, and violence.

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‘When people don’t trust science, that’s bad for society’

The use of rigorous research practices can boost the replication rate of studies, new research shows.

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How master players choose their openings

Researchers applied population and statistical models to millions of chess games and found that cultural biases influence players’ moves.

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A new minor explores the rich terrain of the human experience

Classes pair the field of medicine with art, literature, film, history, policy, and the social sciences.

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