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2 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Fitch Rates Stanford University's (CA) Rev Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following series of revenue bonds issued by or on behalf of CEFA revenue bonds, series U-6.

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4 hrs ago | Almanac

Candid cameras at Jasper Ridge

The surprise to staff at the Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve was how frequently mountain lions visit.

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6 hrs ago | National Institutes of Health

Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons

Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light.

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10 hrs ago | CBS Local

3 Minor Earthquakes Strike Near Stanford Overnight

The first quake was reported two miles southwest of Stanford University at a magnitude of 1.6. That tremor struck at 11:37 p.m. and was centered two miles underground.

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14 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Take the baby out for a nice spring talk

Spring has finally arrived and with it extended opportunities for parents to spend time talking walks or playing with their infants outside while talking to the baby.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Smoking Gun

DOCUMENT: Billionaire's Kin Targeted In Naked Photos Extortion

APRIL 23--The wife and daughter of a billionaire Silicon Valley titan were the victims of an extortion plot allegedly hatched by the younger woman's former boyfriend, a Stanford University graduate who threatened to distribute naked photos of his ex unless he received hush money payments, The Smoking Gun has learned.

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The Daily Free Press

Speaker explains using digital humanities to study Enlightenment

Dan Edelstein, professor of french and history at Stanford University, gave a talk Wednesday afternoon about how he and colleagues are using techniques in digital humanities to better understand and map out the European Enlightenment.

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Inside Bay Area

Stanford scientists describe autism discoveries

Nobody knows what causes autism, and scientists have all but given up on finding one gene, chemical or brain structure that explains it.

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Palo Alto Weekly

A rare glimpse of history

What drew Garth Saloner, dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, to the 1927 Charles K. Sumner-designed home on campus a year ago was the beautiful light and green setting -- not to mention how well the rooms flowed for entertaining.

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The Courier

The high cost of liberalism in America

Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives.

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Science, Industry and Business

Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe's first light

The world was stunned by the recent announcement that a telescope at the South Pole had detected a cosmic fossil from the earliest moments of creation; During a live Google Hangout, 4 astrophysicists discussed the implications Last month, scientists announced the first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe ... (more)

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Inside Bay Area

Palo Alto rock climber recalls Yosemite fall, technical rescue

When something went wrong on a casual climb at Yosemite National Park and Blake Parkinson found himself plummeting off a craggy pinnacle, there was no reason to panic.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Art Daily

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Born in upstate New York, Carleton Watkins ventured west in 1849 to strike it rich.

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Inside Bay Area

Jake Shimabukuro leads the worldwide ukulele revival

Jake Shimabukuro is a world ambassador for the ukulele, filling concert halls across America -- and in Japan, Singapore, Russia and Brazil.

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Stanford

launches center to strengthen quality of scientific research worldwide

Steven Goodman and John Ioannidis will direct a new center focused on identifying weaknesses in the way scientific research is conducted and offering methods for improvement.

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Mydigitalfc.com

Mission possible

Private enterprises have taken over students' pet project: CubeSat, a pico-satellite that promises convenient low-cost launch interface, that has found believers in established space agencies With the confirmed launch of over 100 new nano-spacecraft into orbit by a San Francisco startup within the next 12 months, the question is how have these ... (more)

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Popular Photography

Five Under 20: Young Photographers You Should Know

Young photographers today find inspiration, share expertise, and develop their photography in ways that previous generations couldn't have imagined.

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PE Hub

Wavepoint Ventures backs medical device startup Miret Surgical

Miret Surgical has raised $644,750 in financing. Wavepoint Ventures led the round.

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Live Science

Education and Explosions, Alloys and Animation: Q+A With Ainissa Ramirez

Victoria Hutter, assistant director of public affairs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts , contributed this article as part of partnership between NEA and Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights .

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Ask a Climate Scientist

Katharine Mach , Co-Director of Science for the IPCC Working Group II , based out of the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, is a scientist who worked on the latest IPCC report.

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