In diametrically opposed but equally emotional testimony, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Bay Area-based and Stanford-affiliated research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, faced off in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The explosive hearing, in which senators questioned Ford and Kavanaugh for almost nine hours in total, will play an important role in the votes of key senators in the Senate-wide confirmation vote scheduled for Friday.
On Sunday morning, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that former US National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster will return to Stanford’s Stanford’s Hoover Institution Institution as a senior fellow this autumn.
On Thursday, 24-year-old Daniel Frisiello of Beverly, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with five counts of mailing threatening communications, including a rape threat and white powder contained in a letter delivered to activist law professor Michele Dauber on Feb. 14. The other counts included threatening letters sent to public figures such as Donald Trump, Jr. and the LA prosecutor in now-deceased Glee star Mark Salling’s child pornography case.
A recent study by Stanford biologists unearths new evidence that a limited selection of a person or animal’s genetic information is sufficient to significantly predict the contents of their DNA, which could have implications for working with incomplete or damaged sets of DNA, say the researchers.
Several Stanford network printers were compromised in a cyber-attack that sent anti-Semitic flyers to various offices on campus.
The “Apple vs. FBI” debate has motivated iPhone users to look up from their iPhones to talk about their iPhones. Apple, specifically CEO Tim Cook, has raised privacy concerns regarding the FBI’s recent request for the development of new software to assist in the San Bernardino investigation. Cook, calling this new software a potential “cancer,”…
As this year’s set of columns ends, then, we wanted to leave you with a brief rundown of the cases to keep watching: those that are still outstanding, and might be interesting pieces of reading come June.