Science & Technology

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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

What Congress can do to support wildland firefighters

Wildland firefighters are overworked, underpaid, and unprepared, according to a new white paper. The authors explain how Congress can support these essential frontline workers.

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

Seeing the oceans in a new light

A thumbnail-sized optical sensor that detects environmental DNA in near-real time could help coastal communities monitor some of the world’s largest marine protected areas.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

‘We didn’t believe it at first’

Age-related mutations in blood cells are known to increase the risk of cancer, heart attack, and stroke. In a strange twist, researchers have found the same changes might offer protection against Alzheimer’s disease.

Stanford Engineering —

How to beat bad science

Jonathan Osborne says the goal of science education isn’t to give kids enough knowledge to evaluate the facts for themselves; it’s to teach them how to interact with expertise.

Stanford HAI —

AI uncovers bias in dermatology training tools

A model trained on thousands of images in medical textbooks and journal articles found that dark skin tones are underrepresented in materials that teach doctors to recognize disease.

Farming for food and biodiversity

Diversified farming is an important complement to forest protections for reversing tropical biodiversity declines.