Last spring, I thought the most menacing bodily crisis that I would encounter as a result of the Stanford ecosystem was the rash I got from the caterpillars that swung from low-hanging branches and assaulted passersby like “Mission Impossible” operatives dangling from grappling hooks. This year, my worst enemy takes the form of a thick,…
Look around the space you are in. How does it make you feel? Happy? Stressed? Relaxed? The spaces we surround ourselves with impact our lives more than you may realize. The nature of the space you are in greatly affects your mood and can even affect how you feel physically. When considering a good atmosphere…
The Arizona Cactus Garden, first planted in the 1880s for Jane and Leland Stanford, was maintained until the 1920s. Since 1997, however, volunteers have been working to restore the garden. Today, volunteers rally around their passion for cacti gardening and enjoy the beauty of the plants.
A team of Stanford and Columbia University researchers have found that U.S. grasslands may be more sensitive to atmospheric dryness than rainfall. They examined 33 years of satellite data to draw their conclusions.
Researchers at the Welander Lab discovered bacteria that produce a fatty molecule thought only to exist in flowering plants.
Stanford researchers have engineered the easy-to-grow plant tobacco to produce small amounts of a starting chemical or “precursor” on which a particular cancer drug is based – one normally derived from an endangered plant.
Zack Gold ’15, Akshai Baskaran ’15 and Laura Cussen ’15 created a petition asking the University to replace “grass landscaping with drought tolerant native plants.” The petition has over 800 signatures and has garnered the attention of students, faculty and University officials.