University Miniature droplets could solve an origin-of-life riddle 2017-10-20T23:35:54.000000000+00:00 Before life could begin, something had to kickstart the production of critical molecules. Chemistry Professor Richard Zare says that something may have been as simple as a mist made up of tiny drops of water. Paving the way to healthy homes 2017-10-20T23:23:48.000000000+00:00 With its singular focus on one basic thing – floors – a product and business incubated in the course Design for Extreme Affordability is transforming lives in Africa. Hoover scholars tackle some of the most urgent issues of our time 2017-10-20T07:01:52.000000000+00:00 The Hoover Institution’s nearly 200 fellows, who range from renowned thought leaders to emerging scholars, continue the think tank’s long tradition of addressing issues ranging from climate change and economics to foreign policy and national security. Probing how Americans think about mental life 2017-10-20T07:01:43.000000000+00:00 Most people don’t have answers to the big questions about consciousness or the meaning of life, but they do have a way of thinking about and categorizing mental life. It comes down to three things – body, heart and mind. Hoover opens new David and Joan Traitel Building 2017-10-19T23:45:57.000000000+00:00 The dynamic space is designed to enhance cooperation and efficiency across Hoover’s departments and provide conference and workshop facilities to host hundreds of visitors. Behind the scenes with Taylor Mac 2017-10-19T21:00:28.000000000+00:00 Through Stanford’s Arts Intensive, seven students helped bring to life a dynamic play by acclaimed performance artist Taylor Mac. Sexual harassment and the law 2017-10-19T18:30:06.000000000+00:00 As thousands of mostly women have come forward to share experiences on social media of sexual harassment, gender discrimination expert Deborah Rhode discusses the law and sexual harassment in the workplace. Ten years of driving the discussion on longevity 2017-10-19T17:30:46.000000000+00:00 In its first 10 years, the Stanford Center on Longevity helped expand discussion of the world’s aging population, making that discussion both more inclusive and more optimistic. Building ‘billion sensors’ quake monitor with optical fibers 2017-10-19T13:00:33.000000000+00:00 The same optical fibers that deliver high-speed internet and HD video to our homes could one day double as seismic sensors for monitoring and studying earthquakes. Reconsidering United States’ Reconstruction era, Gilded Age 2017-10-19T07:15:59.000000000+00:00 Historian Richard White analyzes U.S. history from 1865 to 1896 and provides a fresh perspective on the time period, which was marked by rising inequality and corruption.