Dr. James Chang from the Stanford School of Medicine uses sculptures from 19th-century French artist Auguste Rodin to teach his students the diagnostic process. Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center now shows in an exhibition how that works. WSJ’s Monika Vosough reports.
A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of the US, Africa and Europe on Sunday. Described as a “hybrid eclipse,” some areas were witnessing a total blackout with others experiencing a partial version. (Nov. 3)
Scientists are still digging for Ice Age fossils in the heart of Los Angeles after a century of discoveries. So much has been uncovered from the La Brea Tar Pits that crews have a backlog of bones to clean and sort through. (Oct. 28)
When hosting a party where genetically modified foods are what’s for dinner, is it proper etiquette to warn your GMO-averse friends ahead of time? Mr. Know-It-All offers sage advice on how to handle.
A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet, sightings are rare and they are largely unstudied. (Oct. 15)
David Wineland, who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics, has been deemed “non-essential” due to the partial-government shutdown. The change is affecting his lab work on developing more accurate atomic clocks and quantum computers. (Oct. 14)