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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. Stanford is particularly noted for its openness to multidisciplinary research, not only within its schools and departments, but also in its laboratories, institutes, libraries and research centers.

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Many children, especially from low-income communities or communities of color, eat up to half their daily calories in school. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Free school meals for all children can improve kids’ health

Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Why gain-of-function research matters

The research community is taking a closer look at the lab-leak hypothesis for the origin of COVID-19, prompting discussion about the risks and benefits of engineering viruses.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French troops during his 2017 visit to France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Gao, northern Mali. EFE-EPA/Christopher Petit Tesson/Pool

UN and African Union key to public support for French military operations in Africa

French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
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We’ve made progress to curb global emissions. But it’s a fraction of what’s needed

The global pandemic caused an unprecedented drop in global emissions. But this is likely to rebound as economies start to recover.
Seorang ahli biologis memeriksa mikroplastik yang ditemukan pada spesises laut di Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, di Yunani, 26 November 2019. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images

Ratusan spesies ikan, termasuk yang banyak dimakan manusia, memakan plastik

As more and more plastic trash permeates the Semakin banyak sampah plastik di lautan, serpihan plastik masuk ke dalam ikan dan kerang - dan berpotensi juga masuk ke manusia
The Marshall Islands and other small island nations are urgently threatened by rising seas. Stefan Lins/Flickr

The Marshall Islands could be wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves

Climate change is a true existential threat for small island nations, but the US has done little to help the Marshall Islands, which it administered for decades.
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Global emissions are down by an unprecedented 7% — but don’t start celebrating just yet

The pandemic, along with other recent trends such as the shift towards clean energy, have placed us at a crossroad: the choices we make today can change the course of global emissions.
Mail-in and absentee ballots, like these being processed by election workers in Pennsylvania, are a subject of misinformation spreading across social media. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

5 types of misinformation to watch out for while ballots are being counted – and after

Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.

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