Illustration: Christopher Thornock

With no seats available at the Big Game in 1900, hundreds of fans climbed onto a nearby rooftop to watch. Twenty minutes after kickoff, tragedy struck.

  • Photo: Courtesy Nuru Kenya

    Seeds of Promise

    A former Marine commander, profoundly changed by his experience in Iraq, has launched an effort to end extreme poverty and diminish the recruiting appeal of terrorists. Will it work?

  • Illustration: Daniel Hertzberg

    Danger Ahead

    New tools that enable manipulating DNA herald potential therapies but also pose troubling ethical quandaries. As science speeds forward, voices at Stanford are among those weighing in.