The Big Thaw

Illustration by Tim O'Brien

Trapped in permafrost for thousands of years, the remains of woolly mammoths and other now-extinct species present a massive carbon bank that could wreck the climate. How can scientists keep them locked in the ground?

  • Photo: Kelly Nicolaisen

    Ready for Some Football

    During his NFL playing career, Jim Harbaugh was known as "Captain Comeback." The second-year head coach of the Cardinal has brought the same intensity and competitiveness to his latest beat-the-odds challenge: making Stanford a winner again.

  • Illustration by Nick Dewar

    Let Me Introduce Myself

    How do you make a lasting first impression? Write an attention-grabbing opening sentence in your admission essay. One like these from the Class of '12.