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As the successor to a legend in the auto industry, General Motors' new product chief is gearing up for a renaissance in carmaking—and hoping to deliver a vital future for one of America's most venerable companies.

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    Curious About Everything

    He practically invented the field of microbe study, and he helped launch the careers of scores of leading researchers along the way. At 77, Stanley Falkow remains as adventurous outside the lab as he was inside it.

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    Putting Philosophy to the Test

    Josh Knobe, '96, leads a vanguard of thinkers whose brand of experimental philosophy has won both converts and critics. Is it really philosophy, and what does it tell us?

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    Another Kind of Country Club

    Now in its 50th year, the Peace Corps has sent tens of thousands of Americans—including 1,350 Stanford alumni—abroad to help others. What did volunteers learn and how has their service mattered?