“There is growing realization within the exoplanet community that Venus is the best analogue in the Solar System for many of the rocky exoplanets we have found,” says geological sciences professor Laura Schaefer.
Geological sciences professor George Hilley discusses teaching "Our National Parks," a two-unit course that includes a weekend field trip to Pinnacles National Park and helps undergraduates build relationships with the land.
Geological sciences PhD candidate Zack Burton's is featured for distilling presentations into poems. Poetry, he says, is a perfect way to convey science in the internet age. Like everything else online, “poems are bingeable.”
Scientists have long wondered why the planet's first complex organisms emerged in the cold, dark depths of the ocean, where food and sun are in short supply. Stanford Earth's Erik Sperling and Tom Boag have an answer.
Stanford Earth's Tom Boag and Erik Sperling may have uncovered an important piece of the Ediacaran-Cambrian puzzle which could help piece together the missing links of the evolution of all life on Earth.
People always ask why they’re here on Earth. A study by Stanford Earth's Tom Boag and Erik Sperling suggests it could be because the deep ocean stays the same temperature and our single-cell ancestors liked to keep things simple.
Why did the first big, complex organisms spring to life in deep, dark oceans where food was scarce? A new study finds great depths provided a stable, life-sustaining refuge from wild temperature swings in the shallows.
Nuclear security expert Rod Ewing discusses new recommendations for solving the U.S. nuclear waste problem, why conventional risk assessments don’t go far enough and what makes this challenge more difficult than putting a man on the moon.