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Michael Norman puts world record on notice at Mt. SAC relays

Michael Norman of Nike wins the Elite 400 meter Dash as teammate Rai Benjamin finishes second during the Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Michael Norman of Nike wins the Elite 400 meter Dash as teammate Rai Benjamin finishes second during the Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) ...
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The Perfect Date Shows Just How Badly Rom-Coms Still Treat Their Gay Best Friends

Warning: The Perfect Date spoilers ahead.Romantic comedies are full of tropes. It’s part of why we love them. There’s comfort in knowing there will be an epic sprint-through-a-crowd scene. Or a dramatic make-out in the rain. Or a declaration of love in an airport. Or that the main character’s one true love will be the person who annoys them the whole movie. Their soulmate was there the entire time; they just didn’t know it! Internet Boyfriend Noah Centineo ’s latest Netflix rom-com, The Perfect...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Stanford, Netflix, Yale, Sam, Billy Eichner, Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Black, Oliver, Lucas, Gbf, Simon, Taraji P Henson

XYZ (On Team Development)

In 2013-14 I had the privilege of coaching Tere Perez, a second-year MBA student in Stanford's Leadership Fellows program, and she created this simple but powerful exercise to help the group of first-year students she was coaching better understand how they were working together. It's not just for MBAs--any team could use it to explore their ongoing development: Have each member of the team write down their answers to the following statements: Since we started, our team has become [X].My g...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Edbatista, XYZ On Team Development, Tere Perez, Vanessa Druskat, Steven Wolff

Long Now Lessons From Notre Dame

East facade of Notre Dame in the 1860s. In the hours after news broke that the Cathedral of Notre Dame suffered extensive fire damage, many found hope in a story that circulated on social media about a centuries-old protocol the fire department in Paris followed when battling the fire. The story originated with Twitter user Michael Slavitch, who claimed that firefighters prioritized saving the people and relics over preserving the wooden roof structure of Notre Dame because they knew th...
Tags: France, Stanford, Future, Barcelona, Paris, Oxford, Reddit, Associated Press, Sagrada Familia, Elle, Notre Dame, Gaudi, Versailles, La Sagrada Familia, Kevin Murphy, New College Oxford

Stanford Clears Faculty Members Linked to Unethical CRISPR Baby Experiment

A Stanford investigation has cleared three prominent faculty members of helping with a controversial gene-editing experiment led by disgraced Chinese geneticist He Jiankui. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Bioethics, Research Ethics, He Jiankui, He Jiankui Read

Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry

Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. In a statement Tuesday, Stanford said the faculty members did not participate in or have financial or other ties to the work by the scientist, He Jiankui, (JEEN’-qway) […]
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Some viruses help protect harmful bacteria in CF patients, Stanford-led study finds

Chronic bacterial infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are worsened by a previously unappreciated biological agent: a group of viruses that infect the bacteria. The viruses form a biofilm that sequesters antibiotics away from bacteria, potentially contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance in CF patients' lungs, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.
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Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work.
Tags: News, Stanford, Research, Quake, Stephen, Genetic Engineering, Stanford University, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Genetics and Heredity, Stephen Quake, Babies and Infants, Matthew Porteus, He Jiankui, William Hurlbut

The leader of one of Google's most important cloud businesses explains why it took her 14 years of convincing to join the company (GOOGL, GOOG)

Aparna Sinha is group product manager of Kubernetes and Cloud Services Platform at Google — and one of Business Insider's 100 people transforming business. Kubernetes, originally created by Google engineers based on an internal project, has exploded in popularity and become one of the most widely-used cloud software projects today. Sinha discusses how she became involved in working with Kubernetes by riding a bus with one of the early Kubernetes engineers at Google and learning everything she ...
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Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It

DENVER -- Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes linking special black holes that probably don't exist. And it might explain what's really going on when physicists quantum-teleport information from one point to another -- from the perspective of the teleported bit of information.Daniel Jafferis, a Harvard University physicist, described the proposed method at a talk April 13 here at a meeting of ...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Harvard, Harvard University, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Kip Thorne, Don, Rosen, Einstein Podolsky Rosen, Albert Einstein Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen, Einstein Podolsky, Einstein Rosen, Leonard Susskind, Journal of High Energy Physics

Traversable Wormholes Can Exist, But They're Not Very Useful For Space Travel, Physicists Say

A new study from physicists at Harvard and Stanford says that wormholes can exist but they're not very useful for humans to travel through. "It takes longer to get through these wormholes than to go directly, so they are not very useful for space travel," said the author of the study, Daniel Jafferis. From the report: Despite his pessimism for pan-galactic travel, he said that finding a way to construct a wormhole through which light could travel was a boost in the quest to develop a theory of q...
Tags: Stanford, Tech, Harvard, Einstein, Denver Colorado, Rosen, Institute for Advanced Study, Daniel Jafferis, Jafferis, Juan Maldacena, Lenny Susskind

Huskies find their offense at last in 11-1 baseball victory over Santa Clara

The Huskies were coming off a series at Stanford in which they scored just five runs in three games, but sent 10 hitters to the plate and scored five runs in the first inning Monday.
Tags: News, Stanford, Sports, College sports, Santa Clara, Huskies

Accountability and Empathy (Are Not Mutually Exclusive)

When we're in a leadership role or a position of authority, we're faced with the task of both holding people accountable and empathizing with their difficulties (some of which we've caused), and how the members of a given group respond to this challenge defines that group's culture. The leader is in a unique position to influence the culture, through the behaviors they model, acknowledge, ignore, reward and punish, but ultimately every member of the group has some responsibility for the cult...
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The president of JetBlue's venture capital firm is a renaissance woman who just might transform air travel (JBLU)

Bonny Simi is the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures. It's the venture capital arm of New York-based JetBlue Airways.  Simi is a former Olympic luger who gave up a career as a television sportscaster to become a pilot at United Airlines.  Simi joined JetBlue in 2003 a pilot and eventually became the airline's head of HR. In 2016, Simi became the founding president of JetBlue's VC arm that invests in early-stage start-ups. Bonny Simi is the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures — the ...
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A simple nudge leads low-income immigrants to apply for citizenship

Through a randomized field experiment, researchers at Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab demonstrate that a low-cost nudge informing immigrants about their eligibility for a federal fee waiver increased rates of citizenship applications.
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Avoiding Complexity Makes You More Likely To Be Successful

If you’re an entrepreneur with a singular focus, the last thing you need is complexity. Complexity takes your time and attention away from your goals and can be a source of stress. Nothing creates complexity like quitting your day job and jumping into complex investments just because everyone else is doing it. Before you quit your job and start flipping houses to fund your business, consider the following: Real estate investments can distract you from your business. Most entreprene...
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Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor

Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake’s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment.
Tags: News, Stanford, Research, Genetic Engineering, Stanford University, Genetics and Heredity, Stephen Quake, Ethics (Personal, He Jiankui, Your-feed-science

Why humor is an essential life skill

Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject.Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught? None Mark Twain said that "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Productivity, Stanford, John Cleese, Happiness, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, Personal Growth, Plato, Northeastern University, Cleese

Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER BOSTON — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities across the country. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students, or correcting their answers, as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, which has ensnared celebrities, business executives and athletic coaches at sought-after sch...
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USC men’s volleyball team shedding its underdog status

The USC men’s volleyball team is tired of being called an underdog. After all, the Trojans finished the regular season 16-9 and ranked as a top-10 team. They beat the undefeated No. 1 team in the country. And the No. 4 team. And the No. 5 team. They’re on their way to the program’s first postseason match in four years. They might be taking down some of the goliaths of the game, but the USC team is no David. The whole underdog thing came from the past three seasons, which were also the first for ...
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Scott Kelly spent a year in space. What happened to his body?

When astronaut Scott Kelly landed in the frigid Kazakhstan plains on March 2, 2016, a team of responders pulled Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts from the charred capsule and carried them to chairs, set out in the crisp morning air. After nearly a year in space, Kelly looked pale but appeared alright, joking about the weather with the crew and media.   Three years later — after scrutinizing Kelly's blood, arteries, genes, eyes, bones, and gut bacteria in the aftermath of the historic venture...
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A higher calling for Stanford recruit Fran Belibi

She has captured the imagination of basketball fans with her astounding dunks. But Fran Belibi dreams of a different destiny.
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AI identifies risk of cholesterol-raising genetic disease, Stanford-led study finds

A new algorithm can determine whether a patient is likely to have a cholesterol-raising genetic disease that can cause early, and sometimes fatal, heart problems, reports a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators.
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Hulu orders Theranos miniseries starring Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Holmes

Silicon Valley may have dealt with some rough hubris throughout the saga of Theranos, but Hollywood is basking in its downfall. Weeks after the premiere of an HBO documentary chronicling Elizabeth Holmes’s grand blood-testing charade and in the midst of development of a film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Hulu has ordered its own Theranos limited series starring Kate McKinnon based on ABC Radio’s hit podcast series on Theranos, The Dropout. The podcast, which debuted in January, followed t...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Hollywood, Stanford, Tech, Silicon Valley, Hulu, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, ABC Radio, Kate McKinnon, McKinnon, Taylor Dunn, Elizabeth Holmes Theranos, Victoria Thompson

A Viable Tool: One Stanford Researcher on Openness to Reverse Mortgages

At first he started to think of reverse mortgages as a tool of last resort for retirees, but Steve Vernon, FSA and consulting research scholar in the financial security division at Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, began to come around on them as a viable way for people to avoid sequence of returns risk when he absorbed the work of other retirement researchers, particularly Dr. Wade Pfau. “I thought they perhaps had a place there,” he tells RMD in a phone interview. But when the Depa...
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A Brief History of IDEO: A Short Documentary Takes You Inside the Design Firm That Changed the Way We Think about Design

The design firm IDEO was founded in 1991, which may not sound like an especially long time ago, but consider it in technological terms: what kind of devices were we using in 1991? How did they look and feel? Chances are not just that the phone and computer you now carry around bear no resemblance to the ones you would have carried around — not that most of them could be carried around — 28 years ago, but that your furniture and household appliances have changed as well. And think, too, of y...
Tags: Google, Design, London, California, College, Stanford, Brian Eno, Seoul, Tim Brown, David Kelley, Ideo, Facebook Twitter, Paola Antonelli, Kelley, Speicher, Milton Glaser

David Barton Goes Full Anti-Vax

Yesterday on Wallbuilders Live, David Barton doubled down on his claim that parts of aborted fetuses are in vaccines. He made that claim last week and after I wrote to refute it, he devoted a whole show to the topic today. His guest for the program was anti-vax biologist Theresa Deisher. Deisher has a PhD in microbiology from Stanford and at one time was a mainstream scientist. Several years ago, she converted to anti-vax ideology and has focused on the theory that vaccines cause autism via the ...
Tags: Health, Stanford, MMR, Catholic Church, Denmark, Infertility, David Barton, Barton, CI, Theresa Deisher, David Barton Goes Full Anti Vax, Theresa Deisher Deisher, Deisher, Morten Frisch

In mourning

  by Amy Phillips Witzke   My mother died recently. In the days that followed, I went to the post office, grocery store and other places. No one knew my mother had just died. I was greeted with cheery expressions like Have a nice day! and Come back soon! I could only nod. I couldn’t bring myself to interact with the world yet. Especially a world in which my mother did not exist.   Years ago when a loved one died, those left behind wore dark somber clothes as an outward and visible sign of their...
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Stanford kicks out student linked to largest-ever college admissions scandal

A Stanford University student linked to the wide-ranging admissions scandal involving elite schools across the nation has been kicked out of school.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Stanford Expels Student With Fake Sailing Credentials Tied To Bribery Scandal

The sailing program got more than half a million dollars in donations from a foundation involved in the scandal.
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