Science & Technology

Former ‘Mars czar’ reviews latest news on the red planet

Discoveries of complex molecules and a liquid water lake, a birthday for one rover and concern for another have brought Mars a lot of attention this summer. Here’s what the first Mars program director, Scott Hubbard, has to say about all the recent excitement over the red planet.

Teaching biology in the bush

Stanford students are traveling through Africa to learn effective mentoring and field techniques, on an expedition designed to provide new perspectives on ethical ecotourism, the applications of novel technology and defining meaningful collaborations in developing countries.

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Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers, according to a Stanford study. The finding could help identify people for more vigilant screening.

Realistic sounds for computer animation

Sounds accompanying computer-animated content are usually created with recordings. Now, a new system synthesizes synchronized sound at the push of a button.