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Stanford Earth —

Images capture a year of exploration despite uncertainty

The 2021 Stanford Earth Photo Contest yielded evidence that despite another difficult year, faculty, students and staff kept their academics, research and engagement with nature going. Two undergraduates and three graduate students won the top prizes.

The role of ribosomes in age-related diseases

Research finds that the cellular assembly line that produces proteins can stall with age, triggering a snowball effect that increases the output of misfolded proteins. In humans, clumps of misfolded proteins contribute to age-linked Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Bill Lane Center for the American West —

The lithium rush is on

The push for a future free from fossil fuels is creating new urgency to mine resources for the batteries needed to decarbonize transportation.

Stanford Earth Matters —

Stanford Earth’s top 10 stories of 2021

Our list includes a mix of favorites, high-impact stories and some of our most read research coverage from a year of uncertainty, adaptation and discovery.