Q&A

Growing climate solutions

A bill under debate in Congress would pave the way to verifying and paying for farms’ carbon savings. Stanford scientists explore this and other opportunities for growing climate change solutions on U.S. farms.

Q&A: Microbes and life on other planets

Stanford Associate Professor Paula Welander and her student Marisa Mayer discuss how microscopic traces of early life – called microbial lipid biomarkers – could help demystify the origins of life and life beyond Earth.

Stanford Law School —

The future of legal education in Afghanistan

In a Q&A, Erik Jensen, faculty director of Stanford Law School’s Rule of Law Program, discusses the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, the state of legal education in Afghanistan today, and the speedy withdrawal of troops from the still struggling country.

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Facing the unsettling power of AI to analyze our photos

In a Q&A, Michal Kosinski, associate professor of organizational behavior, talks about exposing the dangers of new technologies and the controversies that come with it.

A new wildfire strategy for California

California may be headed for another record-breaking wildfire season. Stanford researchers discuss the shift in federal, state and local approaches necessary to turn the tide of destruction.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Inflation has spiked. Is it time to worry?

In a Q&A, macroeconomist Monika Piazzesi, senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, discusses inflation and potential warning signs.

What’s next for Afghanistan?

Stanford historian Robert Crews discusses the political challenges and precarities that remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its troops following two decades of conflict.

Venus mission

Much about Earth’s closest planetary neighbor, Venus, remains a mystery. Algorithms and techniques pioneered by Stanford Professor Howard Zebker’s research group will help to guide a search for active volcanoes and tectonic plate movements as part of a recently announced NASA mission to Venus.

Stanford Law School —

Stanford’s William Gould on SCOTUS student-athletes decision

On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA cannot bar relatively modest payments for expenses to student-athletes. Stanford law Professor William Gould IV discusses the significance of this decision.