The discovery of the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle responsible for endowing all other particles with mass, is one of the major discoveries of the last decade.
Large variations in seasonal temperature and rainfall threaten crop production, food prices, and food security at local to global scales.
In developed countries about 80% of the total population suffers from acute and 5–10% from permanent lower back pain (LBP).
The goal of the Stanford Solar Observatories Group is to study the origin of solar variability, characterize and understand the Sun's interior and the various components of magnetic activity.
Major human migrations during the last several hundred years have generated new populations of mixed European and African ancestry.
The need for chiral compounds has escalated tremendously in recent years as many biological activities, flavors or fragrances are associated with their absolute molecular configuration.
The World Health Organization estimates that one of the main consequences of global warming will be an increased burden of mosquito-borne diseases.
Symbiosis is a close interaction between different species. The bacteria Wolbachia is the most common endosymbiont (a symbiont living within host cells) described to date.
Recent biological and biomedical research, especially work on the microbiome, has revived the idea that living things are not “individuals”, but rather collectiv
California’s geology, mining history and atmospheric deposition have led to an accumulation of the toxicant mercury in the Bay Area, with troubling implications for human and environmental health.
Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth in the use of X-ray imaging techniques to study cultural heritage and related fields including art, archaeology and paleontology.