Stanford researchers working in Mozambique point the way for an informal water practice to help solve one of the world's most pressing health issues.
"They were very close ... six months or so away from building a nuclear weapon," said Siegfried Hecker, a nuclear weapons expert at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.
A majority in every state polled wants limits on greenhouse gas emissions, believes U.S. should take action on global warming, according to data from 21 surveys.
A distinguished social psychologist, Ambady was well known for her research that showed that people can form accurate first impressions about others based only on seconds-long observations of their nonverbal behavior.
The way that Aboriginal people in Australia go about hunting monitor lizards for food, based on "dreaming," leads to many more of the lizards, rather than fewer.
New study counters earlier research showing performance pay is ineffective, and suggests that under certain conditions incentives influence behavior.
New Stanford research finds that the amount parents speak directly to their toddler can make an huge difference in the child's language proficiency and vocabulary.
Associate Professor Lochlann Jain, who is a specialist in medical anthropology, focuses her latest research on cancer and how it impacts all aspects of society.
A Stanford study shows that after women wear sexualized avatars in a virtual reality world, they feel objectified and are more likely to accept rape myths in the real world. The research could have implications for the role of female characters in video games.
Because of a weak labor market and California's notoriously expensive housing, 22 percent of all Californians are in poverty, says a Stanford professor who participated in the development of a new measure of poverty in the state.
Research by Stanford psychologists reveals that 2-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development. Future work aims to devise intervention methods.
Q&A: Stanford scholar on how high-skilled Asian immigrants have become the benchmark for achievement
Sociologist Tomás Jiménez discusses his latest research on how Americans are adjusting to immigration and shares his findings from a study out of Cupertino, where a large presence of high-skilled Asian immigrants has redefined achievement norms and changed what "white" represents.
Stanford Center on Longevity competition challenges students to design products to help older adults
The design contest solicits entries from student teams worldwide and is aimed at finding solutions that help keep people with cognitive impairments independent as long as possible.
Study finds therapy that teaches patients how to reframe negative thoughts reduces symptoms of anxiety associated with social situations.
The research challenges the popular view that willpower is a limited resource that depends on a consistent supply of glucose.