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Hold off on Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement: Tom Campbell

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg deserves all the tributes she has been receiving. Her record of perseverance in overcoming many obstacles placed in her path just because she was a woman is an inspiration to all Americans. Her judicial record is a testament to a consistently liberal jurisprudence, well reasoned within the traditional rules of legal argument. She served America well. Much more should be said about Justice Ginsburg, by many far more qualified than I; but there is an immediate issue tha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Stanford, Senate, Court, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Republican Party, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


As Facebook struggles to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Google is escaping the spotlight

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, during Google's annual developer conference in 2013. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As tech companies gear up to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook has received the most scrutiny amid a steady flow of reporting that highlights its missteps. Meanwhile, researchers say Google has been "getting a pass on transparency" by hiding behind Facebook and being less willing to share data about its own products, specifically aroun...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, New York, Media, Youtube, Washington, Stanford, Russia, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Tech, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's rumored to be a candidate to lead TikTok

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's reportedly one possible candidate to be TikTok's next CEO

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


ClearFlame Engine Technologies takes aim at cleaning up diesel engines

Diesel engines are the workhorses of freight transportation and agriculture — and by extension keep the economy fed and well supplied. They also have a dirty side. The founders of ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a four-year-old startup based in Geneva, Illinois, say they have found a way to clean them up. The company, which participated in TechCrunch Disrupt’s 2020 Startup Battlefield competition, has developed a novel way to get diesel style engines to operate on renewable fuels like ethanol. T...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Stanford, Tech, Automotive, Johnson, Department Of Energy, Stanford University, Battlefield, Cto, Caterpillar, Cummins, Argonne National Laboratory, Geneva Illinois, Small Business Innovation Research, ClearFlame Engine Technologies


A scientific first: How psychedelics bind to key brain cell receptor

For the first time, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and Stanford solved the high-resolution structure of these compounds when they are actively bound to the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor on the surface of brain cells. This discovery is already leading to the exploration of more precise compounds that could eliminate hallucinations but still have strong therapeutic effects. Psilocybin - the psychedelic compound in mushrooms - has already been granted breakthrough status by the FDA to treat depression.
Tags: Science, Stanford, Fda, UNC Chapel Hill


USC, UCLA work together to get clarity on lifting of restrictions in L.A. County

An unprecedented situation called for an unusual maneuver. The athletic directors at USC and UCLA joined forces and held a joint Zoom call with Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday evening to clear a path for the football teams to begin practicing, according to sources familiar with the discussions. And it worked. “It was encouraging,” one source said. So encouraging that the teams are preparing to conduct full-squad practices once Pac-12 presidents approve that step, a move that could ...
Tags: California, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, College sports, Ncaa, Berkeley, Usc, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Alexander, Bruins


Coronavirus: Gavin Newsom says California has no restrictions preventing Pac-12 football’s restart

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said there is nothing in the California guidance to prevent Pac-12 teams from playing, a statement that seemingly contradicts his own rules. “There is nothing in the state guidelines that denies the Pac-12 from having conference games,” Newsom said in response to a question from the Bay Area News Group. “There is nothing that denies the games from occurring.” Newsom said he spoke this morning with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. “I want to make this crystal cl...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, California News, NFL, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Berkeley, Usc, Ucla


Cock-eyed Optimist Meets Chicken Little: Jack Balkin on the American Future

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020).    Given that we are close friends and the co-authors of some twenty articles and a book, Democracy and Dysfunction, it is not surprising that I think very highly, and agree with much of, Jack Balkin’s new book The Cycles of Constitutional Time.  Perhaps it is relevant that I read it in two sittings; it is a real page-turner, written with brio as Jack presents a remarkably comprehensiv...
Tags: Supreme Court, Kentucky, Stanford, Senate, Virginia, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard, Brooklyn, Gop, United States, Heritage, Yale, House Of Representatives


Stanford team pinpoints brain circuitry underlying dissociative experiences

Stanford scientists identified key brain circuitry that plays a role in the mysterious experience called dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their own body and from reality.
Tags: Science, Stanford


Incredible Health updates its healthcare career platform to help nurse hiring cope with COVID

The healthcare industry, even prior to the current pandemic, has never looked much like other industries when it comes to hiring and career management. That was the impetus behind Incredible Health, a startup founded by medical doctor Iman Abuzeid and Amazon alum Rome Portlock. The platform Incredible Health built is all about connecting nurses with jobs – but it goes above and beyond your typical online job board in order to provide better service both to job seekers and hospitals, and to he...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Startups, TC, Stanford, Tech, Ceo, Rome, United States, Nursing, Healthcare Industry, Web Apps, Health Care, Andreessen Horowitz, Career Coach, Baylor


Bill Gates says he struggles to trust the CDC and FDA because officials with 'crackpot theories' have sidelined top-notch experts

Bill Gates is seen in October 2019. Nicolas Liponne/NurPhoto via Getty Bill Gates is not sugarcoating how he feels about the US coronavirus response: It is bad.  He told STAT's Helen Branswell that the US response to the virus has "been a mismanaged situation every step of the way," and said: "it’s unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world.” "You have people at the White House who aren't epidemiologists, you know, saying what a great job they've done," Gates als...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Stanford, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlas, Public Health, Bill Gates, Capitol Hill, Fda, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee


LAUSD rolls out coronavirus testing, contact tracing program

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to the media during a press conference held at Harry Bridges Span School in Wilmington on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following months of planning and preparation and weeks of trial testing, LAUSD has launched its COVID-19 testing program for students and staff with results in less than 24 hours so.(Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner takes a COVID-19 test prior to speaking at a press conference held at ...
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, California, Stanford, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Johns Hopkins, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, Service Employees International Union Local, LA County, University of California Los Angeles


‘Don’t Think Science Knows’: Trump Spurns Science On Climate Change During Sacramento Visit

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Tags: Politics, News, Climate Change, California, Washington, Stanford, White House, US, Local, Sacramento, America, Joe Biden, West Coast, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware


Human Capital announces the winners of its Delta fellowship program

Today, in the first interview of Disrupt 2020, Human Capital’s Baris Akis and investor Michael Ovitz announced the winners of its Delta Fellowship program. Human Capital launched in 2016 with a mission to become a talent agency for engineers in the same way that CAA, founded by Michael Ovitz, was a talent agency for entertainers. Human Capital helps engineers find great positions at great companies, and fosters their careers well beyond that, including helping them switch jobs, ask for raises an...
Tags: Startups, TC, Stanford, Mit, Afghanistan, Delta, Dropbox, Caa, Kevin Hart, Human Capital, Cornell, Ovitz, Michael Ovitz, Baris Akis, Akis, Disrupt 2020


Meet the South Dakota swimmer who pushed back against homophobia to become Homecoming King

View this post on Instagram It sure took long enough, but nonetheless, I am SO happy he is coming to swim for the YOTES next fall!!!! Welcome to the yote fam ??? #doubletrouble A post shared by Josh Sorbe (@joshsorbe) on Apr 9, 2018 at 3:05pm PDT Meet Josh Sorbe, the 23-year-old swimming champion for the University of South Dakota. Sorbe captained the school’s Division 1 swim team his senior year...
Tags: Feature, Life, Stanford, Lifestyle, South Dakota, Athletes, Coming Out, Queerty, Coyote, University of South Dakota, South Dakotans, University of South Dakota Coyotes, Josh Sorbe, University of South Dakota Sorbe, Sorbe, University of South Dakota Fortunately


49ers Hopeful To Be Able To Play Opener Despite Smoky Skies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan remains hopeful the 49ers will be able to play their season opener against Arizona as scheduled despite poor air quality caused by wildfires in Northern California. The Niners practiced Friday at their facility as scheduled with an Air Quality Index between 150 and 200. NFL rules call for postponing or moving a game if the AQI is expected to remain consistently above 200 at the stadium on the day of the game. “If it gets to 200, that’s...
Tags: California, Stanford, Football, Sports, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, Raiders, San Francisco, Tennessee, Arizona, San Diego, Chargers, Miami, Denver, Northern California, Samuel


Melissa Bradley of Ureeka: African American Women are Starting Businesses 6 Times More than White Male Peers

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the protests that originally broke out in response to the killing of George Floyd captured on video, corporations have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to social justice causes, as well as to help struggling small businesses. Companies like Google, Facebook and Salesforce have committed grants and funds to increase entrepreneurial opportunities to people who traditionally have been shut out of billions of dollars represented ...
Tags: Facebook, Interviews, Stanford, Sales, Mit, Dave, Netflix, Harvard, Harvard University, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Midwest, Google Facebook, Rams, Google Doc, Small Business Trends


Stanford Med Faculty Rips Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doc: Peddling ‘Falsehoods’

A group of 78 researchers and doctors from Stanford Medical School issued a letter on Wednesday that rebuked Dr. Scott Atlas, who President Trump appointed to the White House coronavirus task force last month, for peddling “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.” Atlas —a neuroradiologist who is not an epidemiologist and has no significant experience with treating infectious diseases — was a regular fixture on Fox News prior to joining the White House coronavirus task force last month. ...
Tags: News, Stanford, White House, Atlas, Fox News, Stanford University, Trump, Stanford Medical School, Scott Atlas, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Stanford Med Faculty Rips Trump, Roxana Daneshjou


Meet Jane Fraser, the first woman set to helm a major US bank

Jane Fraser addresses Brazil-US Business Council forum in Washington, DC in March 2019. Erin Scott/Reuters Citigroup announced on Thursday that its CEO Michael Corbat will be retiring come February 2021 — and his successor will be Jane Fraser. She has been elected to Citi's board, effective immediately. The move makes Fraser the first woman to helm a major US bank ever, shattering a glass ceiling on Wall Street. Fraser, who is Scottish-American, has held various leadership positions at Cit...
Tags: New York, London, Mexico, Scotland, Stanford, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Paris, Citigroup, Miami, Goldman Sachs, Council, Latin America


Aggression, Panic, Paralysis, Denial

As I talk to leaders about the impact of the current environment on their own lives and those of their employees, friends and families, a common theme is the pervasiveness of a set of counterproductive emotional states: aggression, panic, paralysis, denial. Some people are moving assertively to win competitions or bolster their status, treating every issue as a zero-sum battle. Some people are overwhelmed by fear, struggling to calm themselves and put anxieties in perspective. Some people are...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Harvard Business Review, Jim Collins, Stockdale, Els, Christopher Barnes, Stephanie Vozza, Harvard Gazette, Richard Davidson, Antonio Damasio, Gretchen Reynolds, McGreevy, Steve Magness, Jon Brooks, Kelly McGonigal


An eerie orange sky has blanketed San Francisco and residents are comparing it to 'Blade Runner' and post-apocalyptic films

San Francisco sky. Eric Risberg/AP The sky over San Francisco was remarkably dark and orange on Wednesday. Scientists say the color comes from smoke particles from wildfires across the state. San Francisco residents took to social media to share the sky, comparing it to sci-fi films like "Blade Runner." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As California experiences one of its most severe wildfire seasons on record, the sky in San Francisco turned an ominous orange color on W...
Tags: Weather, Science, Climate Change, California, Stanford, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Global Warming, Bloomberg, Pacific, Business Insider, Jason Goldman, Sam Houston, Sarah Frier


Tim Cook took the helm at Apple 9 years ago. Here's how he got his start and built Apple into the world's most valuable company.

Cook has been with Apple since 1998 and became the CEO of Apple in 2011 following Steve Jobs. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images When Tim Cook took the job as CEO of Apple in August 2011, many wondered if he could fill the shoes left by his friend, colleague, and mentor, Steve Jobs. A lot has changed since then. Cook has made great strides at Apple, including overseeing the launch of AirPods and the Apple Watch. But when he was announced for the role, he was ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, New York, Cook, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Alabama, Trends, Tech, Ap, Features, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Tim Cook


Seeing objects through clouds and fog

Using a new algorithm, Stanford researchers have reconstructed the movements of individual particles of light to see through clouds, fog and other obstructions.
Tags: Science, Stanford


UCLA’s Joshua Kelley, Darnay Holmes and Devin Asiasi named to 53-man NFL rosters

Devin Asiasi, Darnay Holmes and Joshua Kelley played big roles during their final year at UCLA. All three players were drafted in April and will begin their NFL careers on a 53-man roster as the NFL season starts this week. Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: UCLA running back Joshua Kelley (27), runs for a touchdown against Oregon during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd) North running back Joshua Kelley of UCLA (2) carries ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Chargers, College sports, Melvin Gordon, Ncaa


World champion swimmer Regan Smith making alternate plans for education, Olympic training

To train for next year's Olympics, Regan Smith spent the summer doing early-morning workouts in an outdoor community pool, and she's put off attending Stanford to better prepare for Tokyo.
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Watch flamingos filter feed underwater

Today I learned: Flamingos feed with their heads upside down and that their beaks are adapted for this purpose.  This essay on flamingo feeding from Stanford explains: In most birds a smaller lower beak works against a larger upper one. In flamingos this is reversed; the lower bill is much larger and stronger, and the fat tongue runs within the bill's deep central groove. To complete the jaw reversal, unlike other birds (and mammals) the upper jaw is not rigidly fixed to the skull. Conseque...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Stanford, San Diego Zoo, Flamingo, Pink Flamingos, Moment of Zen


Covid-19 death rate among African Americans and Latinos rising sharply

Revealed: new figures show that both total number of deaths and per capita death rates have increased dramatically The death rate in the US from Covid-19 among African Americans and Latinos is rising sharply, exacerbating the already staggering racial divide in the impact of the pandemic which has particularly devastated communities of color.New figures compiled by the Color of Coronavirus project shared with the Guardian show that both total numbers of deaths and per capita death rates have in...
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World champion swimmer Regan Smith making alternate plans for education, Olympic training

Stanford-bound star Regan Smith to train in Apple Valley, take online classes.
Tags: Stanford, Apple Valley, Regan Smith


the productivity trap

A recent from Blind found that 83% of marketing and communications professionals are reporting burnout, the highest of any job function. There are likely many factors at play, but I wonder how much of this burnout relates to productivity anxiety, the pressure to be busy, and the hustle culture in business.   The pursuit of constant productivity can actually be unproductive. As Stanford researcher, Emma Seppala, put it, “our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that ...
Tags: Stanford, US, Intel, Branding, Ann Handley, Emma Seppala, Eric Ryan, MarketingProfs Order Now Here, Coronavirus, National Bureau of Economic Research Bluescape, Julie Ann Overcash