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Features

Flipping Burgers

Can plant-based ‘meat’ replace the real thing, or is that just an impossible dream?

By

Melinda Sacks

View Finder

Once a year, photographers from across the university vie for the best shots on Earth. The reward comes with the territory.

By

Melina Walling

Young Blood and the Search for Biological Immortality

If you put young blood into old mice, they—and their cells—will appear biologically younger. Harnessing this to remedy the ills of human aging while avoiding premature commercialization is the puzzle of a lifetime.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

Essays

Life Cycles

A beachside bike path led me back to the Farm.

By

Dorothy Chin

All Right Now

Akshay the Inventor

What happens when a multitalented tinkerer graduates.

By

Melina Walling

If Your Face Flushes When You Drink . . .

Here’s another reason to rethink: the risk of Alzheimer’s.

By

Jennifer Worrell

Why Omega-3s Are Good for You

For the first time, scientists link cell biology and dietary science.

By

Andrew Tan

Make It Work

When in doubt, don’t throw it out.

By

June D. Bell

The Birdman of Alcatraz

Seriously.

By

Corinne Purtill

The Ear Artist

Plastic surgeon Sheryl Lewin constructs ears for children who were born without.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

A Community Copes

Change, challenge and the coronavirus.

By

Summer Batte

The Uber ‘Rich’

Some rideshare drivers have an advantage.

By

Melina Walling

Meet Aparna Verma

Reading 'Black Beauty' as a child changed her course.

By

Diana Aguilera

Ocean Voyager

Alex Kostich is one of the world’s top open water swimmers.

By

David Preizler

Columns

Resilience, Ingenuity and Generosity

Our lives have changed in ways we did not anticipate. And the Stanford community is rallying to meet the challenges.

By

Kathy Zonana

An Unprecedented Challenge

Stanford Pres. Marc Tessier-Lavigne describes how the university has reacted to the Covid 19 pandemic.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Departments

Stanford, Still

Photos of a campus made quiet by the novel coronavirus.

By

Summer Batte

Farewells

Philosopher and Radio Host

Kenneth Allen Taylor

By

Rebecca Beyer

Trader Joe’s Founder Offered Shoppers Novel Goods, Cool Vibe

Joseph Hardin Coulombe, ’52, MBA ’54

By

John Roemer