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Dana Sherne

Gladwell speaks of serendipity

Canadian journalist and pop sociologist Malcolm Gladwell spoke Thursday to a packed house in Hewlett Auditorium about the role that serendipity plays in scientific discovery. “The universe of things we do not know is much larger than what we do know –and more importantly, we don’t know what we don’t know,” Gladwell said, noting that…

Global warming may inflate food prices

According to a study by Stanford agricultural scientists David Lobell Ph.D. '05 and Marshall Burke '02, with Purdue University agricultural economist Thomas Hertel, climate change may affect food prices over the next 20 years, with possible repercussions on poverty, development and global conflict...

Schools fund Haiti relief

According to the latest statistics from the ASSU Haiti Earthquake Response Web site, 3,388 people from 23 colleges have raised more than $305,000 in a unified relief effort benefitting Partners in Health since the Haiti earthquake struck Jan. 12.

China hacks student e-mails

When Tenzin Seldon ‘12 logged into her Gmail account from New York over winter break, she had no idea that someone else was also logged into her account — from China. Nor did she know that she had become part of Google’s investigation into a suspected widespread cyber-attack program potentially centralized across the Pacific.
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