Science & Technology

Contributing to science through games

Scientific discovery games have been speeding otherwise time-consuming biomedical research. Players also experience real-world science, which is often otherwise hidden behind laboratory doors.

What it’s like to be a neuroscientist

Neuroscientist Miriam Goodman and four members of her lab talk about their paths to neuroscience, the kind of failure that is essential to science, and the hopes and joys that keep them coming back for more.

Being an intern in the Apollo program

From chasing toxic clouds to developing rocket fuels for Mars, Brian Cantwell shares stories of his time working on space exploration technologies – starting with an internship with the Apollo program.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory —

Shedding light on dark matter

A SLAC/Stanford study of the population of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way provides new clues.  

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

How the weathering of rocks cooled the Earth

Earth’s climate entered a long phase of cooling 15 million years ago, resulting in an ice age. A team of researchers has now found new indications as to what initiated this cooling and kept it going.