Veritas

California newts have multiple defenses against predators. Their skin secretes a neurotoxin and they can regenerate limbs and organs. Like frogs, their life begins as a tadpole before they mature.

Gallery for October 2018

October 12, 2018

Every issue, Veritas aims to capture the beauty of science in images of the seemingly mundane.  Her...

Who Else is Out There?

Who Else is Out There?

October 12, 2018

It’s a question that has haunted and enticed humans for hundreds of thousands of years — are we ...

Starman

Starman

October 12, 2018

* Photography by Andrew Chalmers Surrounded by darkness, a camera suspended on a tripod separates h...

Jonathan Zwiebel, Palo Alto High School class of 2017, shows off a rocket avionics system inside a facility once home to Stanford's particle accelerator. The Stanford Student
Space Institute, abbreviated SSI, cleverly named their base of operations the ISS, both a reverse of their organization's acronym and the acronym for the International Space Station.

Astronomical Ambitions

October 12, 2018

“We arrive at the launch site at about 6 p.m. And of course, nothing works when we get to the launch...

Student Researcher: Anthony Xie

Student Researcher: Anthony Xie

October 12, 2018

This summer, senior Anthony Xie carried out an independent research project at Stanford’s Luo Lab. Xie ...

Science, bro

Science, bro

October 12, 2018

Circuit-building toy kits for him. An Easy Bake Oven for me. Legos with a programmable robot for him...

Last thoughts

Kaitlyn Khoe

October 12, 2018

Bloom adjusts one of the three telescopes he brought to show students Jupiter. “Every now and then, I get this flash of being this tiny little part of something much, much bigger,” Bloom says.

Beyond Space

October 12, 2018

“What? Wait. What? You can see the ring. You can see the ring!” says Senior Maria Fletcher, one of 20 or ...

Olah discusses questions with his AP Biology students Naomi Jekcer-Eshel (left) and Nathan Strope (right). Although he enjoys teaching, one benefit of teaching fewer classes is the reduced grading, according to Olah. Photo by Anna Tomz

Q&A With New Science Instructional Lead Erik Olah

October 12, 2018

Teaching transition After 15 years teaching, 12 of which at Palo Alto High School, Erik Olah is now ...

Assistant Principal Tom Keating shows off Spot, his pet Leopard Gecko.

Turtles to Teaching

October 12, 2018

“We’d jump from the boat and grab them [green sea turtles], and you’d grab their flippers and ...

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

October 12, 2018

A misunderstood lunar phenomenon Veritas: What do you know about blue moons? Sophomore Amanda Mc...