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  • Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave California's governor a hint of what it would be like inside a Japanese-made bullet train Thursday, displaying a train simulator for Gov. Jerry Brown during a meeting in San Francisco. The Japanese leader also took...
  • Can an online 'crowd' diagnose what your doctor can't?

     Can an online 'crowd' diagnose what your doctor can't?
    Since its launch in April 2013, CrowdMed has claimed success in solving more than 700 of the world's most baffling medical cases, those that defy diagnosis despite multiple medical visits, expensive tests and sometimes years of suffering. CrowdMed...
  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and — as head of one of the world's leading car...
  • Norman Nie, political scientist and entrepreneur, dies at 72

     Norman Nie, political scientist and entrepreneur, dies at 72
    Norman H. Nie, who taught for many years at the University of Chicago, was an award-winning researcher on U.S. political behavior and public opinion whose creation of a software package to help him analyze data turned into a billion-dollar business that...
  • Federal agencies search for ways to get top computing talent

    Federal agencies search for ways to get top computing talent
    A pair of Cabinet secretaries made a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley last week, looking for insight and inspiration at the home of America's technology industry about how they can attract youngsters with computer skills to come to work for the federal...
  • Swastikas found at three student residences at Stanford University

    Swastikas found at three student residences at Stanford University
    Stanford University is investigating a series of hate-fueled graffiti, including swastikas, found at student housing units and a fraternity house on campus. Swastikas and anarchy symbols were spray-painted early Sunday at the BOB house for students...
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy's views

    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have...
  • Researcher says a sinking Santa Catalina could pose tsunami threat

     Researcher says a sinking Santa Catalina could pose tsunami threat
    For decades, researchers have debated whether Santa Catalina is sinking or rising. Now there is new study that makes the case that the island is sinking, albeit very slowly. A Stanford University researcher says new underwater imaging suggests...
  • Dr. Oz mounts spirited defense against critical letter

    Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods — a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose....
  • Pentagon seeks to shed 'dreary' image to attract Silicon Valley talent

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sought Thursday to begin repairing the Pentagon’s relationship with the technology industry, reminding Silicon Valley about the fruits of innovation that came from closely working with the government. In a speech at...
  • Government to go: SHS will offer AP class online

    The future of public education is coming to Stevenson High School, and it could someday blur the lines between who is a Patriot and who is not. The school's first online class will be offered next year with no additional costs from its traditional...