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Wildfire smoke exposure hurts learning outcomes

Pollution from wildfires is linked to lower test scores and possibly lower future earnings for kids growing up with more smoke days at school, a new study finds. Impacts of smoke exposure on earnings are disproportionately borne by economically disadvantaged communities of color.

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New 3D printer promises faster, multi-material creations

Stanford engineers have designed a method of 3D printing that is 5 to 10 times faster than the quickest high-resolution printer currently available and is capable of using multiple types of resin in a single object.

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Course on trees fostered curiosity

A course with origins in childhood wonder encourages students to think deeply about trees and the ideas they can inspire.

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‘Visionary leader’ Jan Barker Alexander retires

Jan Barker Alexander leaves a 27-year legacy of community building at Stanford; she created programs that serve as a national model for intellectual engagement, cultural awareness, leadership development, and social justice.

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Understanding protests in Iran

Abbas Milani, founding director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program, discusses how the most recent protests sweeping cities and villages across Iran are part of an enduring fight to advance women’s rights and equality.

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Empowering landowners to prevent wildfires

Controlled burning has proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, but a lack of insurance has dissuaded private landowners from implementing the practice. Policy expert Michael Wara discusses soon-to-be-enacted legislation that would pay for fire damages to neighboring properties in California.

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Sifting through cellular recycling centers

A new method allows scientists to determine all the molecules present in the lysosomes – the cell’s recycling centers – of mice. This could bring new understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.

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Wildfire smoke is unraveling decades of air quality gains

Millions of Americans are routinely exposed to pollution at levels rarely seen just a decade ago, according to an AI model developed by Stanford researchers.

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We’re charging EVs wrong

Most electric vehicle owners charge at home overnight, but a new Stanford study shows why drivers should move to daytime charging at work or public charging stations.

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Move-In Day for the Class of 2026

Members of the Stanford Class of 2026 were greeted at student residences across campus Tuesday for Move-In Day.

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