From left: Amanda Kowalski; Hari Mix, '08, PhD '14; National Park Service

In the Arctic and the Gobi Desert, and on one of the world's largest coral colonies, Stanford researchers are growing knowledge and understanding, and enjoying one heck of a view.

  • Brian Stauffer

    Keeping Secrets

    When a team of scholars presented a paper on cryptography in the late 1970s, it spurred a battle with the government that underscored fundamental tensions between academic freedom and national security. Who was right and who was wrong?

  • Eric Van Den Brulle/Courtesy Brando Skyhorse

    Mistaken Identity

    His mother told him he was Native American and introduced him to a series of "fathers," supposed substitutes for his biological dad. In a powerful memoir, Brando Skyhorse, '95, describes a nomadic childhood and his search to discover who he really is.