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2019

March

In 2016, the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University embarked on a journey to change how biochemistry could be taught and create opportunities for

The string of volcanoes in the Cascades Arc, ranging from California’s Mount Lassen in the south to Washington’s Mount Baker in the north, has been studied by geologists for well over a century.

Sustainability shouldn’t only be taught within the walls of universities. It should also be an integral part of kindergarten through high school (K–12) curriculum.

Some say space is the final frontier. Michael Lawton, president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, says it’s the human brain.

How a queen bee achieves her regal status that elevates her from her sterile worker sisters has been a long-standing question for scientists studying honey bees.

Solar and other renewable forms of energy are quickly gaining momentum — in many places, building entirely new renewable energy projects

Momentum is beginning to shift toward addressing the effects of mass incarceration, and Arizona State University has several initiatives to address the growing concern over the fate of people in pr

In the Sea of Cortez, whales come up for kisses.

The place is teeming with life, and a biology class from Arizona State University came to life there earlier this month.

The study of the remains of ancient people with rare diseases is revealing surprising insights into societies of the past.

The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures.

Any scientist who has struggled to analyze their data is familiar with the situation: sitting in front of the computer, searching the internet or previous literature, hoping to find someone else wi

A team of Arizona State University scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation’s most important sources of un

Nietzsche and Kelly Clarkson have it wrong: What doesn’t kill you might not make you stronger.

With a growing global population, farmers are working hard to feed the world. Throw climate change into the mix and maintaining a thriving, high-yield farm becomes even harder.

The combination of “data” and “statistics” might not sound exciting, but careers relying on data and statistics are projected to grow by 30 percent through 2024.

From the laboratory to the marketplace, Michael Kozicki has a passion for translating research in solid-state electronics into viable produ

The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the innovations of alumni, faculty members and supporters of one of

For the first time, a team of scientists has isolated and measured the weak force between protons and neutrons within the nucleus of an atom.

There are two narratives in climate change right now. One is the day-to-day drumbeat of news stories, usually a new scientific study, and usually put aside with the day’s second cup of coffee.

Have you heard the one about the aliens and the pyramids? Or what about the technologically advanced but tragically lost city of Atlantis?

Arizona State University and Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Monday launched the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities

Most often when we think of glass, we think of the panes in our windows and the dishes on our tables.

Law enforcement organizations across the United States have recently arrested

Businesses are always striving to be better, faster and more efficient.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.

Biomolecules, such as DNA and proteins, are not static structures. They undergo complex conformational changes that are essential to their functioning and the signaling pathways they belong to.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.

Do you change the channel when you see an ad for the Gardasil vaccine?

For 18 years, Arizona State University’s Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) has been orbiting Mars onboard

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.

Tyler Rockwood is finishing up his 4+1 master’s degree in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University.

If you’ve returned from spring break in a panic because you haven’t yet made your fall 2019 class selections, we can help.

At a time when technology shapes every facet of our lives, there’s a growing consensus that its role should be evaluated in a social context so that questions of impact and consequences are conside

An image of a dirt road and boxy houses hangs in Maria Cruz-Torres’ office at Arizona State University.

Ava Karanjia was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with an unknown illness and spent countless hours in doctors’ offices being handed from one specialist to another.

The right skills and the right mindset are both necessary for success.

The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment celebrated the achievements and service of a select group of alumni and community members during its annual 

Compared with other animals, chimpanzees show tremendous variation across groups in their behavior — from the types of tools they use in their feeding behavior to the specific gestures they use in

Did the Black Plague that besieged medieval Europe also creep south to devastate sub-Saharan Africa?

Avid hikers know to be cautious of plants with leaves made up of three leaflets if they are red in the spring or fall.

A team of four Arizona State University students won $4,000 for their concept of an innovative IKEA recycling truck they designed as part of The Design School’s

The Force is strong not only in "Star Wars" lore but also as a fundamental property in physics.

Arizona State University graduate student Glenn Randall was recently awarded a research fellowship to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Among the zoo of biomolecules essential to life, proteins are the most startlingly varied and versatile.

If you’ve ever wondered who to root for in a hypothetical battle between a giraffe and a fossil baboon, you’re not alone.

February

What do tiny specks of silicon carbide stardust, found in meteorites and older than the solar system, have in common with pairs of aging stars prone to eruptions?

3D-printing technology is taking the world by storm.

Faculty from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a transdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University formed between the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and th

Wellington “Duke” Reiter is committed to finding viable responses to urgent issues.

Arizona State University recently earned six prestigious Department of Energy awards, totaling nearly $5.7 million, ranking it first among university recipients of 

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan created the U.N.

Researchers, scientists and other community experts are working together to disrupt dementia and end Alzheimer’s disease before losing another generation.

The World Health Organization is targeting neurological diseases as one of the greatest threats to public health.

Sunlight passing through a glass prism makes a rainbow, but the rainbow colors we see are more than just red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

The Grand Canyon National Park turns 100 on Feb. 26, but the canyon's history goes back far beyond that.

For Adisa Podrug, an alumna of Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, justice was a concept learned ear

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of th

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.

Excelling in construction management today requires knowledge of an extensively and rapidly expanding set of new tools.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

From the rise of artificial intelligence to the future of water, Arizona State University faculty and students discussed a slew of science topics at the annual meeting of the American Association f

Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the 

An English master’s student, a business sophomore and an urban planning undergrad walk into a classroom. There is no punchline here, and they are all in the right place.

Researchers at Arizona State University, in partnership with collaborators at The University of Texas at Austin and Northern Arizona University, have announced $1.5 million in funding from the U.S.

Frank McManamon is an archaeologist who has devoted his career to guiding policy in a way that balances concerns about sensitive tribal cultural resources and the public benefits of historical and

Boasting a bevy of Gila monsters, horny toads, chuckwallas and ring-tailed cats, the iconic Buckhorn Baths Motel in Mesa, Arizona, was once home to the state's largest taxidermy collection.

Arizona State University’s Assistant Professor Petr Sulc of the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute recently collaborated

The age of robotics and autonomous systems is upon us.

Researchers from around the world will visit Arizona State University this March to explore cutting-edge research on tangible interactive systems, human-centered design and media

A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf — an old Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died — ringed by

It isn’t every day the humanities and sciences combine their research, but when they do something new is created and explored.

“A lot of students think we’re just going to talk about art and aesthetics, but I challenge them to think about the cultural importance of art.

Earlier this month, Arizona State University hosted the Geoscience Alliance, the nation's leading organization devoted to promoting geoscienc

Tucked away somewhere, in the annals of many a university’s research archives, are the theses of the students of yesteryear.

When Keith Hjelmstad first arrived at Arizona State University in 2008, it was as university vice president and dean of the College of Technolo

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

Professor Brian Rasley (ASU Class of ‘82) remembers clearly a conversation he had with Professor Ted Brown: Rasley told Brown he wasn’t sure how much he had really learned in the course of his unde

Last chance.

The words jumped off the page.

Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once a

It's common knowledge that rabbit populations are not easily controlled — they reproduce swiftly, and as a result, they have a severe impact on their environment, as when European settlers introduc

Observation is one of the most powerful tools that scientists use. They meticulously perform experiments, analyze data and interpret the results, then repeat that process hundreds of times.

5G! 5G! 5G!

It’s coming! It’s the future! It’s going to be amazing! Smart everything!

Whoa, there. Simmer down. Let's take a look at what 5G actually means.

Behind Greg Chase's bright, helpful smile is an Arizona State University psychology student who is determined to make a difference.

Disasters stop normal life dead in its tracks. Schools, stores and businesses shut down and wait it out.

Huan Liu has built a renowned research career in the areas of social computing, data mining and artificial intelligence by letting his doctoral

Exemplifying Arizona State University’s commitment to innovation and impact, four faculty members have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and that means chocolate.

Land conservation may seem like a simple enough formula: Set aside land, then protect it.

Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive treatment for substance

In the midst of increasing chaos caused by climate change, from devastating hurricanes to deadly polar vortexes, the literary genre of climate fiction offers stories that capture our anxieties, bro

When Arizona State University alumna Lynn Robinson had the chance to give back to her alma mater, her first thought was William Fabricius and the

Eileen Naski graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the end of the fall 2018 semester — well over a decade after she had taken her first colle

Scientists from Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York Cit

Since 1988, Arizona State University has participated in the national NASA Space Grant Program that is designed to provide STEM undergraduate and graduate student

Arizona State University researchers work all over the world from Antarctica to Mexico and Tucson to Pasadena, and a group of journalists and storytellers from the Cronkite School is following them

Citing the startling advances in semiconductor technology of the time, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965 proposed that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year — the accuracy

In 2018, Skysong Innovations, formerly AzTE, launched a new accelerator and competition for ASU startups.

"Animal House" and "Van Wilder" are fictional accounts of college, yet the role alcohol plays in these two film comedies is rooted in reality and can have consequences that are far from funny

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy in late January.

Honeybees frequently make international news, as their global decline threatens the world’s food supply.

Before becoming the first trained anthropologist to helm the American Anthropological Association, Ed Liebow got his start at Arizona State University’

Drylands account for 40 percent of the Earth’s surface. They are home to 30 percent of the people, including some of the most vulnerable, and half of the world’s livestock.

The public lecture Oxford Professor Jonathan Bate delivered Tuesday night at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, cheekily titled "T

Arizona State University’s new location in downtown Mesa will train students in the transdisciplinary digital expertise that technology companies are now demanding, according to ASU President Micha

For those who study humanity, it’s tough to get the big picture if they limit themselves to the culture, history and environment of just one place.

You could say Stewart Fotheringham is where he is now because of a dogged preoccupation with that perennial question of the human condition: Wh

Crowds of curious children and their families got a chance to peek into Arizona State University's learning spaces on Saturday at the first of four free open houses this month. 

Katherine Sizov wanted to save the apples.

Imagine a perfect day in metro Phoenix: no traffic congestion and autonomous vehicles glide commuters through the streets, hitting nothing but green lights.

A collection of miniature artist’s books and a limited-edition English translation of poetry by a child Holocaust victim are now available for reading and viewing at ASU Library.

Arizona State University is preparing young scientists to improve environmental sustainability, health and economic development through social entrepreneurship.

January

In preparation for its annual meeting, the American Association of Geographers has named its 2019 Fellows.

When we think of life on Earth, we might think of individual examples ranging from animals to bacteria.

On Thursday night, explorers gave a first report of a new land.

A packed house at Arizona State University heard the first details of the mission to study an asteroid beyond Mars.

As many as 30 to 50 percent of adults experienced abuse or neglect when they were children. Such abuse can lead to physical and mental health problems and even cognitive deficits in adulthood.

The NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to a unique metal world called Psyche, an asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Artificial intelligence has captured the public imagination by besting chess grandmasters and one-upping game show contestants.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences

In an academic field where female researchers comprise a talented minority, two professors from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences are making

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.

Randee Huffman wasn't hanging out at the Arizona FIRST Lego League (aka AZ FLL) state championship tournament during the wee

In his human development theory, the late psychoanalyst Erik Erikson called the seventh of eight life stages the generativity phase, a term he coined to describe the drive to impact society a

With the new year comes a chance to start over with a clean slate — an opportunity to learn something new, embark on an adventure and explore the unknown.

Wanting to lose weight or get the best deal are not the only influences on what people buy at the grocery store: Religious and moral beliefs also impact the food choices people make.

Oussama Khatib, a professor of computer science at Stanford University, encountered a pivotal moment during the first outing of his deep-sea robot,

Depending on who you ask, happiness can be a lot of things.

The Dalai Lama might tell you that happiness is the practice of compassion.

Breezing, a spinout company that was the result of discoveries made at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, was recently named an Arizona Innovation Ch

An impeccable record of innovation and leadership in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

Your strengths are your weaknesses. Take more risks. And reach out to the margins of society.

That is how we can bring a deeply divided country back together again.

Why does your co-worker drive a flashy car? Why do people make art? Are there any common threads in what makes people fall in love or feel happiness?

Arizona State University was among 96 higher education institutions in 16 countries with students claiming the title of University Innovation Fellow for fall 2018.  

In the midst of the Sonoran Desert, a group of Arizona State University engineering students gather every Monday night after classes to untangle wires, size down battery pods with a metal file and

Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of New Year’s resolutions for many Americans.

Knowing who needs to be where, on what day and at what time. Buying a bigger pair of pants before a child outgrows what is currently hanging in the closet.

Arizona State University’s Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda and Assistant Professor Matthias Heyden, both of the School of Molecular Sciences, and Associate Professor Sara Vaiana of the Department of P

Arizona State University’s Biodesign C building was recently awarded as the national Best of the Best Project in the Higher Education/Research category by ENR (Engineering News Record), a publicati

Researchers from Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina have developed an intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees, all

Various studies estimate how long it takes for health research to go from the lab out into the world where it can do some good, with findings ranging anywhere from 10 to 17 years.

He was a civil rights activist and academic.

The son of a Native American who taught at an all-black college.

In 1982, after Melbourne man Graham Carrick had experienced 17 years of silence, the device implanted in his inner ear was switched on and sound miraculously flooded in.

Fluvial landscapes and the availability of water are of paramount importance for human safety and socioeconomic growth.

When we think about robots, it’s usually in the context of their relationships with humans.

The online undergraduate program at Arizona State University has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a score of 98 out of 100.

Legionnaires’ disease, one of the deadliest waterborne diseases in the United States, is on the rise.  

For this installment of ASU Now’s "culture of pursuit" series, we interview Sarra Tekola, recent awardee of the highly competitive and distinguished Ford Foundation Fellowship. 

One of the most important large-scale artworks in the world sits in the desert of northern Arizona, where artist James Turrell has spent decades shaping the landscape into an immersive observatory.

In his poem “Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman wrote: “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected Mónica Gutiérrez, a second-year ASU PhD student in social work, as a Health Policy Research Scholar.

If understanding the inner workings of the brain is on your mind, now is the time to explore the Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars program.

Oxygen is at the center of everything.

Imagine you operate an amusement park and you want to ensure your park is

Everyone can be an explorer — that’s the goal of Arizona State University’s NASA-funded digital teaching network, “Infiniscope.” This project is beginning its

Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E.

Pull carbon out of the air, make money from it and save the human race.

Most of us think of cybersecurity and biology

Postpartum bleeding is the world’s leading cause of death for women during and after childbirth, and the third-leading cause in

If a scientific finding cannot be replicated, can it be true?

Excavations in Mexico recently unearthed the first known temple dedicated to Xipe Totec, a god of the ancient Popoloca people who was associated with fertility and regeneration.

Anxious mothers may pass the stress hormone cortisol on to their babies through breast milk — but how does it affect infant development?

From an early age, Nick Stephanopoulos was curious about the world around him.

For Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama, his love of science began in childhood. Curious to know what made a mechanical watch tick, he took it apart and put it back together again.

A prominent British biographer, broadcaster, eco-critic and Shakespearean is visiting Arizona State University this spring to elevate further the university’s already top-ranked humanities research

ASU Prep Digital and Belgrano Day School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have partnered to offer students enhanced

Arizona State University is pleased to announce the permanent establishment of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, furthering the institution’s efforts to become a global le

Nature has made extravagant use of a simple molecule — DNA, the floor plan of all earthly life.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory analyzes samples from across the globe — such as plants, bones, dirt, textiles and

Arizona State University, named the most innovative school in the nation by U.S.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Music or a painting that catches your breath and makes you see the world in a new way.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Arizona State University sustainability scientists Rimjhim Aggarwal and

Jane Jackson was the first woman to receive her PhD in physics at Arizona State University. This month she celebrates 25 years working with ASU.

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Tiffany Bao won best paper for her collaborative research on cyberwarfare at the NSA’s sixth annual

Poachers are still making headlines as the demand for rhinos, elephants, tigers and other endangered animals remains strong.

He is a big, grinning bear of a man from a country where, it is said, no one smiles.

Arizona and Zimbabwe are at opposite ends of the alphabet, and traveling from one to the other really has been a trip from A to Z for Charity Bhebhe.

2018

December

Matthew D.

Thinking visually, communicating that way, is an opportunity for me to show you how I view the world.

Gene-edited babies. In-home speakers that never stop recording. Social networks selling companies your personal … well, everything.

I'm fortunate that I'm assigned a review of my work for ASU Now each year. It gives me a perspective on what I've accomplished and probably more importantly the takeaways of what I've learned.

Each year, millions of Americans commit to changing something in the New Year, like making better financial decisions, improving their fitness or simply enjoying life more.

Arizona State University announced this week the three finalist teams selected to represent the institution in a national pitch competition in January focused on addressing the needs of the middle

According to Andrew Ng, a pioneer in machine learning and co-founder of Google Brain, artificial intelligence will have a transformational impac

Editor’s note: Two Arizona State University online master’s programs are helping construction and engineering professionals advance their careers by bringing them up to speed o

Researchers recently announced the discovery of a previously unknown, ancient strain of the plague, which they found in the bones of a Swedish woman who was buried 5,000 years ago.

Editor’s note: Two Arizona State University online master’s programs are helping construction and engineering professionals advance their careers by b

Researchers across the country are looking for ways to successfully find the pieces to the biological puzzle of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, as the demand for precise diagnosis and treatme

Without passion, we have no purpose. I use my passion — a camera — to document those who create excellence art at Arizona State University. My purpose is to introduce you to them.

Given the enormous attention recently trained on a Chinese

The electric atmosphere of the holiday season often shines a bright light on feelings of togetherness, intimacy and the state of coupledom in festive surroundings.

Arizona State University researchers continue to break solar cell efficiency records in an effort to harness the sun’s energy more economically as a renewable source for electricity.

The Institute for Social Science Research at Arizona State University has awarded seed-grant money to

As Arizona State University senior sustainability scientists Nalini Chhetri and 

Microbes in, on and around the planet are said to outnumber the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. The total number of viruses is expected to vastly exceed even that calculation.

While scientists and engineers are essential to the success of a space mission, artists also play an increasingly pivotal role, providing a vital connection between the public and the mission.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are 2,220,300 Americans in U.S. federal and state prisons and county jails.

Just two years ago, 31 teenagers died by suicide in the East Valley. Teen suicide is not just localized to large cities like Phoenix; it is a problem throughout Arizona and nationally.

With the arrival of the holiday season, you’ve likely been bombarded with customized coupons and gift recommendations designed to steer you to products and services you’re most inclined to buy.

The study of religion is becoming more prominent as countries around the world continue to connect with one another.

Can you solve this cipher?

"tdehahrtmitehriiscm."

Over the past 65 years, global literacy has increased by 4 percent every five years, but the poorest countries still have large percen

Ernst Bauer, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Physics Department, has been recognized for his lifelong work and his invention of the low energy electron microscope, or LEEM.

What are the best holiday gingerbread houses made of? Sugar and spice and engineering advice.

Researchers at Arizona State University have been selected to receive $3.1 million from the U.S.

Cassidy Hunter was surprised when she learned she’d be getting an award for the dedication she put into her years as a student worker at Arizona State University.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

The 2019 Roebling Medal, the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America for outstand

High school students in Phoenix used virtual reality to create Halo VR, a system that allows young hospital patients to virtually visit with their families and friends, anytime and anywhere.

A key discovery on the birth of stars and unexpected conditions in the early universe

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Arizona State University researchers Joshua LaBaer and Nathan Newman have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced today.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

A hit comedy series that helped to shape the image of the modern-day woman has been adopted into a gender studies class at Arizona State University.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Shawn Jordan took a risk five years ago with his proposal for a project he hoped would earn one of the most sought-after National Science Foundation awards granted to young academic researchers.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

On May 27, 2011, Jason Little, a 41-year-old real estate investor from Orlando, Florida, was in an accident. His SUV rolled over on the interstate, shattering the driver’s side window.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, newly arrived at asteroid Bennu, has found strong spectral evidence that the asteroid's rocks have undergone interactions with water at some point in their history.

Space is daunting in its enormity and tantalizing in its mysteries, and missions to explore those mysteries are audacious and ambitious. They are also expensive.

Exciting new research in neuroscience highlights sex differences of the brain at all levels, from structure and function to nervous systems. It is now understood that sex is a significant biologica

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

When the recession hit in 2008, it manifested itself in the housing collapse in the Valley that tested the resilience of nearly every community.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Imagine being guided through your next doctor’s visit using augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Whether it’s the smartphone in your pocket or the Fitbit on your wrist, most of us don’t think twice about the working parts behind the products we use every day.

Scientists have discovered a spider that, uncharacteristically for its kind, nurtures its young and produces a fluid with milk-like properties.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

A young American man was recently killed by the indigenous inhabitants of North Sentinel Island — one of the few uncontacted human groups on the planet, known to be violent towards intruders — whil

Clint Penick is feeling a little “antsy” about his new project — in the excited way one might feel about opening a holiday gift.

Our Milky Way Galaxy has hundreds of billions of stars and is more than 100,000 light years across. So how do you pick your favorite star?

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

You’re a human and you need food. What do you do?

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy.

Three ASU faculty have been elected fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their career contributions to science.

This past October saw the fourth-heaviest single rainfall in Phoenix history, right on the heels of a typically scorching summer.

Ryan Taylor describes his most recent career transition as “a journey into a strange new world.”

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

In the late 1990s, the University of Pennsylvania had a problem: The neighborhood surrounding the university was unsafe.

Arizona State University media artist and sound researcher Garth Paine will premiere his new work “Future Perfect” in Germany Dec. 8.

A month ago a group convened in the University Club dining room at Arizona State University to discuss the future of national security research.

Arizona State University research technician and Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z calibration engineer Andy Winhold waited patiently on the loading dock of ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Buildin

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

November

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

In an article published online today in Science Advances, a team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and Germany offer an e

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

In 2017 the School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University launched a new online Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

A team at Arizona State University has analyzed a huge data set from an online labor market and discovered that women earn less than men in technology work — primarily because of the women’s choice

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

By tracing the growth lines in adolescent Neanderthal teeth — which leave a record like tree rings — researchers gained fascinating insights into Neanderthal childhood.

Social and behavioral science has a bias problem, argues Arizona State University Professor Daniel Hruschka in The Conversation.

Refugee camps. Disaster areas. Remote military outposts.

If it weren’t for the computer simulation game SimCity, Sean McElroy might never have discovered his passion for sustainable cities.

In the latest ASU KEDtalk, Christy Till, an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, tells us

Ashley Randall, associate professor in Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, is one of 24 professors chosen to attend the Jewish National Fund’s 2018 Winter Faculty F

The fourth federal climate change report was released late last week. The assessment was grim.

Locusts have afflicted humanity throughout history, with devastating consequences. It’s no surprise that locusts are one of the 10 plagues in the biblical book Exodus.

Despite significant advances in cancer research, the disease continues to exact a devastating toll.

Africa harbors the greatest diversity of large-bodied mammals today, though this was not always the case.

Conferences are the place to network and learn and — for a team of first-year Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering students — conferences are also a place to win.

Sustainability is a way of life for Barrett, The Honors College alumnus Chris Jaap.

Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute, co-hosted a lively and innovative symposium Nov. 9, greeting the international guests in their native Chinese.

Every year at Arizona State University, one program works to bring students from different universities and even countries together to solve real-world problems, connect with internationally renown

Imagine feeding your pigs, tending your cabbage and collecting your eggs — all before heading to class.

If you’ve been tempted lately to pull a Jughead and draw pupils on your closed eyelids to catch a few extra Z’s in your morning meetings, you’re not alone.

Until humans can find a way to geoengineer ourselves out of the climate disaster we’ve created, we must rely on natural carbon sinks, such as oceans and forests, to suck carbon dioxide out of the a

At first glance, you might think Arizona State University grad student Abby Goff is in need of a sweater.

Each year, over 4 million dogs enter animal shelters in the United States.

The Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association recently held their annual conference, during which members from Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planni

Touchscreens repelling fingerprints, bandages inhibiting infection, home windows cleaning themselves, solar panels converting more sunlight to electricity — Zachary Holman is making ordinary surfac

Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz, a microbiologist and associate professor with Arizona State University’s School of Li

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a ubiquitous feature of 21st-century life, raising serious questions about the future of work, privacy, democracy and even humanity itself.

As a new Arizona State University faculty member, Kirk Jalbert came armed with an array of multidisciplinary experiences and a zeal for exploring how local communities respond to environmental issu

Microplastics are a growing area of concern for researchers and the public, with much of the focus on plastics in our oceans.

Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences Regents’ Professor of chemistry and biochemistry C.

Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world.

Arizona State University today announced the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area

Arizona State University celebrates innovation every day. Once a year, the state of Arizona shines a light on those who do it best.

It’s 27 hours and 14 minutes into a 40-hour 3D print job when the 3D printer hiccups and takes over your masterpiece/prototype/capstone project piece/replacement part that will save you $10,000.

Wildfires have a more damaging and lasting effect on poor and minority communities, according to a new study recently outlined in The New York Times.

For Arizona State University’s Dmitry Matyushov, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Department of Physics, years of studying how electrons make

The near-term future of Earth is one of a warming planet, as urban expansion and greenhouse gas emissions stoke the effects of climate change. Current climate projections show that in U.S.

Five Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, an honor that recognizes faculty who have made substantial contributions to undergraduate education.

A return to civilian life after military service can sometimes take some

Genome engineering was the subject of the day as Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute kicked off a new lecture series designed to bring science’s preeminent thought leaders to ASU.

Later this month some of the brightest minds in health care tech will be gathering at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus for Hacking the Human: Digital Healthcare

Each year, there are some 13.3 million new cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious affliction.

Robots are increasingly at work on land, at sea, in the air and out in space.

Arizona State University is expanding its global reach to the United Arab Emirates with a new college- and career-readiness platform for young Emirati people.

Climate change. Species loss. Pollution.

Where did Earth's global ocean come from?

“Honey, where’s Mom?”

“Count to 10 and I’ll be there shortly.”

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development.

There is a problem with the set of tools social scientists use to study human behavior.

“Oh, I’d be interested in a course like that!”

Judging by the success of Duolingo, Rosetta Stone and Babbel, tech-based language-learning is here to stay.

If they weren’t so humble, active-duty Army Capts.

Arizona State University has teamed up with Autodesk, the software provider for people who make things, to prepare students with the technolo

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order on Oct.

You’re making spaghetti for a dinner party, but you’ve forgotten mushrooms, onions and Parmesan. You need one of your friends to hit the store on their way over.

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering using genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes of eradicating malaria.

A delegation of officials from the Sultanate of Oman visited Arizona State University this week for the 2018 SQCC ASU Omani Conference: Promoting Economic Development via Entrepreneurship and Innov

October

Three accomplished individuals are being recognized for bringing honor to their alma mater, Arizona State University.

Ming Zhao thinks cloud computing should deliver computing power just as electric companies deliver electricity — like a utility.

Tempe Town Lake has been a part of the city's landscape for over 19 years, and Hilairy Hartnett's lab has been measuring and collecting data there for the past 13.

Words do matter, especially to adolescents.

Students from opposite sides of the world found themselves competing on a unified front to create solutions to divert waste from landfills and drive new businesses.

Melanie Katzman was born curious and said she always planned to study psychology.

Arizona State University hosted its inaugural Graduate School Conference on Thursday.

Alka Seltzer tablets are not just for indigestion. Did you know that a “rocket” can be made using index cards, a plastic film canister with a lid, Alka Seltzer tablets and water?

Red-tailed hawks can live to be up to 20 years old.

Lisette Borja, a senior studying digital cultural in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University, has been named the first recipient of the Ryan Matthew Duncan Memorial Sc

Vaulting beyond velcro, the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University is seeding new ideas for nature-inspired innovation.

What causes some adolescents to thrive while other teenagers struggle with substance abuse and mental health?

The game of baseball unfolds slowly, over nine innings and over the course of three hours or more — and yet it can reach a critical junction in a blink of an eye.

Under the lights at ASU’s Wells Fargo Arena, on an October afternoon, there was a different kind of battle going on.

It happens all too often each summer: Yet another litany of weekend shootings in Chicago appears in the news.

You know you need to get more exercise. You want to be healthier. More physically fit. Mentally sharper.

In 2000, duck hunters found the body of a young woman near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Her remains were badly decomposed, but she had long hair.

Imagine a renaissance city where revolutionary ideas in urban planning, politics, economy, ecology and the arts all arose at the same time, creating a high standard of living that was largely equit

Scientists at Arizona State University are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin — weight for weight — at least five times as strong a

Between rising temperatures, melting glaciers and intense hurricanes, climate change not only has long-term effects but is impacting our everyday lives.

In 2018, researchers at Arizona State University disclosed 285 inventions to

Most archaeological fieldwork in the U.S. is federally mandated for historic preservation.

Dignity Health and Arizona State University have announced the 2018 awardees of the Collaborative Strategic Initiatives Program, which offers grants to ASU faculty and Dignity Health investig

With new technology, astronomers are entering a golden age, witnessing cosmological phenomena as never before.

In 1776, when members of the Second Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to sign a document declaring the Thirteen Colonies’ independence from the Kingdom of Gre

One of the balancing acts faced by conservation agencies is how to conserve and protect as many species as possible from extinction with limited funding and finite resources.

A major earthquake that displaces a mass population of people. Widespread power outages that cascade through a metro area.

Things we learned at the first day of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting:

Arizona State University celebrates innovation every day. Once a year, the state of Arizona shines a light on those who do it best.

In 1855, an English photographer named Roger Fenton traveled to Crimea to document the war there.

In the Maya city of Copán lies a crypt holding the remains of 16 jaguars and pumas.

Starting college is exciting and liberating, but sometimes it can be overwhelming or stressful. Many college students end up feeling depressed or anxious.

More than 130 years ago, a small community of settlers in a remote northern Arizona valley erupted into a frenzy of ambushes, murders and massacres.

High school math teacher Andrew Strom felt thrilled when he was recruited for an eight-week stretch working with Arizona State University engineering researchers this past summer.

Cyberattacks make the headlines seemingly every week, with few untouched by the breaches. But there is positive news as researchers take aim at malicious hackers.

Two Arizona State University professors are among the first recipients of Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) grants from the Nat

Mother Earth is living on borrowed time.

Why and when did humans begin to rely on culturally transmitted information? Does culture allow humans to adapt to a wide range of ecological habitats?

Female action heroes. Everyman poet-musicians. Fake news. Publishing YA lit. Saving the planet. Writing theft. A history of English.

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University welcomes four new faculty members this semester whose varied backgrounds will expand the expertise, research interests

About 50 years ago, the first ant farms took off in popular culture, turning children into backyard scientists.

Discarded pizza boxes. Empty energy-drink cans. Dozens dancing. And hundreds of people cracking, hacking and tapping away on laptops during a 36-hour marathon binge.

How does Captain America’s shield remain virtually indestructible when subjected to the Hulk’s strength or Thor’s hammer?

Understanding the relationship between Earth history and human evolution is an enduring challenge of broad scientific and public interest.

Artificial intelligence and cooling atoms is just a glimpse into the topics of discussion when the greatest minds in computer science and mathematics get together.

Meteorites tell us when the solar system was formed — approximately 4.6 billion years ago. But they can also tell us how.

In July 1670, observers on Earth witnessed a “new star,” or nova, in the constellation Cygnus.

Greg Asner and Robin Martin, both scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., will join Arizona State University's faculty in January 2019.

If conservation science is going to save the myriad species under threat in the world today, it’s going to have to go about it more efficiently, according to a paper published this week by an Arizo

Biologists know a lot about how life works, but they are still figuring out the big questions of why life exists, why it takes various shapes and sizes and how life is able to amazingly adapt to fi

Amy Jacobson, an Arizona State University alumna and evolutionary anthropologist, is taking to the big screen this month in a feature film about climate change, energy and the future of humanity na

Experts predict that by 2050 we’re going to have global broadband internet satellite networks, in-orbit manufacturing, space tourism, asteroid mining and lunar and Mars bases.

Single-use plastics — such as cups with straws, takeout containers and water bottles — are so common in our culture of convenience that we often don’t give them a second thought.

“By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Without the ocean, we wouldn’t have life.”

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million Smart and Connected Communities grant to a team of researchers at Arizona’s three public universities to develop a network that integrates

Arizona State University's many laboratories are seedbeds for an astonishing variety of new ideas.

"You're going to need a bigger boat."

"We're not in Kansas anymore."

"I'll have what she's having."

"Go ahead, make my day."

Sometimes something sweet requires serious smarts.

Moist air rises from the Amazon river basin, colliding with Saharan dust blown over the Atlantic. Temperatures rise in the ocean around the Azores.

September

In 2015, world leaders agreed to establish 17 goals to achieve a better world by 2030. An end to poverty and hunger. Clean water and energy. Gender equality and decent work.

In only its second year, the Young Engineers Shape the World program is exposing high school students in the Phoenix metro area to opportun

“Alexa, show me the way to Lake Havasu.”

This summer, Arizona State University organized an interdisciplinary team for the AI commentator track of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science

Courtney Baxter originally intended to get a degree in music from Arizona State University, but after having second thoughts, she changed to animal physiology, the study of how animals functi

In the 19th century, the German chemist August Kekulé, while enjoying a fireside nap, dreamed of a snake swallowing its own tail to help him solve the elusive structure of the six-carbon compound b

Arizona State University’s Origins Project is being transitioned into the Interplanetary Initiative, which is headed by Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the direct

The patio of the clubhouse at Encanto Park in Phoenix was an oasis of shade on a hot, sunny day earlier this week.

Antia Sanchez Botana grew up in the northwest of Spain and was drawn to physics at an early age. The subject appealed to her natural curiosity.

A lifelong interest in automation and how things work on their own has lead to a prestigious award to h

Siddarth Karkare is used to climbing great heights.

The office shelves of Arizona State University scientists are usually lined with books related to their research.

Arunima Singh joins ASU as one of the Department of Physics' newest associate professors.

When the director of Arizona State University’s Energy Innovations Group takes the long view of his job, he’s looking at an investment in the future.

Someone else’s future.

From the horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed skywalk hovering 4,700 feet above the Grand Canyon floor to the highest dam in the Western Hemisphere towering 726 feet above the Colorado River, engineeri

It’s not easy being a kid, especially in middle school (sixth and seventh grade), when fitting in and finding place among your peers can be daunting.

Globalization is discussed often as a relatively new phenomenon, arising sometime after the spread of the internet.

Every time we turn on the news, log in to social media or visit a store, we are inundated with references to smart technologies.

If you’re smart, you change your passwords every six months and avoid using “password123” to secure your information. That should be enough to protect you, right?

Six years ago, a doctor told Stephanie Cahill that she most likely wouldn’t graduate high school, and that college was definitely out of the question.

Think about where you are right now. Your office chair, your living room couch, your spot of shady sidewalk. The land under your feet has a story to tell.

Twenty years ago, an ebullient, young assistant professor named Omar Yaghi sat down in Professor Michael O’Keeffe’s office in what was then the Arizona State University Department of Chemistry and

Between 25 and 30 percent of children under the age of 18 in the United Stat

Ten years after the election of Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, the United States is still walking a line between hope and hate.

Ivan Ermanoski slips his credit card from his wallet and places it on the table in front of him.

The mission of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University started with the desire to replicate a single blade of grass.

Kuai Xu and Feng Wang of Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences were recently awarded $382,751 by the National Science Foundation for a cyb

Every second, approximately 6,000 tweets are posted on Twitter. Every minute, 360,000 tweets. Every hour, almost 22 million tweets. Every day, more than 500 million tweets.

Capturing a big, complex idea in 60 seconds is not easy.

Autumn means looking forward to the first crisp evenings and breaking out the cozy layers — elsewhere in the country, that is.

During the day, Andrea Adeusi works hard to support her family. At night, she works toward her dream of becoming a pediatrician.

Stephen Krause has spent nearly 20 years tailoring his teaching style to fit his students’ needs.

For the sixth year in a row, middle-school and high-school students from across Arizona gathered at the Polytechnic campus for a two-day coding competition Sept. 12–13. 

The popularity of data science has grown steadily over the last decade with the advent of big data and the much-buzzed-about analyses of Nat

Family is the most important thing to people who live in the Gila River Indian Community, and the houses they live in should reflect that reality.

Arizona State University continues to make progress in sustainability ratings. ASU was recognized as No.

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of five new faculty members whose diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise will enhance the college’s t

One of the best ways to learn if you should study psychology in college is to go and experience psychology in action.

Many people use Yelp to find a good place to eat or a trusted mechanic, but in a new study researchers delved deep into the popular online review site to better understand American child care from

New research by an Arizona State University professor shows that some methods of addressing security in schools may actually make students feel less safe.

An Arizona State University research team has released new insights about intergranular stress-corrosion cracking (SCC), an environmental cause of premature failure in engineered structures, includ

When flying to Beijing, you’ll likely have to take multiple flights and pass through customs to get to your destination.

Decades ago, oilmen had little interest in natural gas, the byproduct of crude extracted from the earth. So, they burned it off, like so many lit torches atop Texas’s oil fields.

Fear of being eaten by a wild animal is our most ancient emotion.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Arizona State University's Everett Shock will be awarded their prestigious 2019 Geochemi

Sarah Jones, a doctoral candidate in ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, is one of 100 women in the U.S.

Autonomous cars, 3D printing, blockchain technology: With so much emerging tech, how are we ever going to keep up with regulation? 

This fall, the Department of English at Arizona State University is getting another upgrade, and this time it’s personal. Rather, personnel.

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announced the winners of its annual awards program to honor excellence in the profession.

The top-down international development model used by donors, development agencies and policymakers needs rethinking.  Not only does it create aid dependence in communities, it often hi

Umit Ogras veers easily back and forth from the pragmatic to the idealistic when he talks about his work and what he hopes it will make possible.

Leading media conglomerate Meredith Corporation — owner of brands such as Fortune, Better Homes and Gardens, InStyle, and Travel + Leisure 

Imagine walking into your high school physics classroom only to be handed a surprise quiz on angular momentum.

Every day, black people have to navigate in “white spaces,” dispelling stereotypes and convincing everyone that they’re worthy.

August

The granddaughter of a man who served as the warden of Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary sometimes referred to as “the Alcatraz of the South,” Leah Sarat sees the irony in helming a project

It is nearly impossible to drive down a city street without seeing a car with a fuzzy pink mustache or sticker in the front window.

CRISPR has been heralded for some time for the possibilities it presents to harness and enhance the power of the human body to heal itself.

Learning analytics refers to the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, in order to understand and optimize learning and the environments in whic

Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht received the 2018 Stoc

At the moment Mexico scored a game-winning goal against Germany in the recent World Cup, two seismometers in Mexico City picked up readings

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating and progressive illness that affects almost 6 million Americans and their families.

Smallpox, one of the most devastating diseases in human history, has ancient roots.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) recently issued new guidance to help ecologists assess ecosystem services within important sites f

Mary Romero, a professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, recently presented her research at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Colleagues point out one particular admirable quality when describing Samuel Ariaratnam: He is the extreme opposite of a slacker.

The bonds between Arizona State University and its partners in Mexico over the past few years are producing large-scale research that will help millions of people as well as small projects to assis

Kristin Mickelson of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, along with Claudia Chambers from Dignity He

A minute and a half into the 1986 film “Aliens,” viewers find themselves in a dark chamber where Sigourney Weaver’s character has been in a state of hypersleep for 57 years.

Death as a punishment is an ancient concept. It is also controversial. Worldwide, over 140 countries have outlawed the death penalty, yet in over 50 it remains the law of the land.

Most natural disasters drop off the news after a few days.

Students in general biology classes usually don’t get to take blood samples from people, but an online class at Arizona State University not only lets students draw blood, they also can manipulate

This summer, more than 50 undergraduate students from across the nation studied in labs at Arizona State University to develop solutions to some of the world’s most vexing problems. 

Imagine meeting a potential roommate for coffee but instead of questions that gauge how compatible you both would be living together, you were asked about the ancestry of your parents’ families.

One of the fastest-growing techniques for producing oil and gas today involves widening cracks in hydrocarbon-bearing rock formations underground.

Arizona State University New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences researchers are set to collaborate with Phoenix College on developing Course-based Undergraduate Resea

Ecosystems and natural resources are rapidly changing across our nation and around the world.

Three years ago, all 193 member countries of the United Nations agreed to adopt a set of goals to achieve an economic, social and environmental vision for peace, prosperity, people and the planet b

According to Guide Dogs of America, a 16- to 18-month-old puppy will go through four to six months of training before it can become

Researchers at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have found that at least one type of blue clay may help fight disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including antibiot

Structures in nature are strong, lightweight and flexible. Using 3D printing allows engineers to replicate complicated, organic designs, such as honeycombs, for additive manufacturing.

Meteorites are totems of great power.

An Arizona State University economist and his co-author have won the prestigious Elsevier Atlas Award for their research paper on innovative markets for food waste.

Every year, about 45 million Americans rely on contact lenses to see the world more clearly. This $2.7 billion U.S. market has made contact lenses more comfortable and disposable.

As rescue workers continue to search the rubble after last week's Morandi Bridge collapse killed at least 39 people in Genoa, Italy, the disaster has drawn attention to bridge safety and soundness

The work of Abhishek Singharoy, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and member of the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, is fe

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2018 incoming ASU students.

Karina Benessaiah, a recent PhD in geography graduate from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been named a 2018 Banting Fellow.

To say the town of Miami, Arizona, is small is an understatement — it covers less than a square mile with a population just under 2,000.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2018 incoming ASU students.

The first few years of a child’s life are crucial for learning language, and though scientists know the “when,” the “how” is still up for debate.

There’s nothing like a good laugh to lighten a mood, especially when the atmosphere is serious — like it can be in a science classroom.

Beginning this month, the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is expanding its innovative “

This month, Global Launch, Arizona State University's English-language training unit, hosted the international

Adversity is part of life: Loved ones die. Soldiers deploy to war. Patients receive terminal diagnoses.

Most study-abroad trips don’t involve wild elephants tramping a few yards away from the sleeping quarters, but a group of Arizona State University students got to experience just that this summer.

Cardboard, soda cans, cheesecloth, Christmas lights, duct tape.

Ingredients for a DIY craft project? How about a clever use of otherwise mundane items to test a scientific theory?

A gourmet meal led to a food-for-thought opportunity for a handful of Arizona State University students this summer.

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, along with Vital Voices, the United Nations Foundation and 

This summer, Global Launch — a global training unit at Arizona State University — welcomed students from

Recent observations by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists.

Recent and ongoing changes to U.S.

If synthetic biology can “catch fire,” few areas of science and engineering could match it for having as dramatic an impact across such a broad a range of human needs.

Amy Pennar, a former Arizona State University doctoral student in family and human development at the T.

The American Meteorological Society released its annual S

Born in Tucson, Arizona, but raised in the East Valley, Holly Celaya grew up a dedicated University of Arizona fan.

A Hollywood director fired for comments tweeted a decade ago.

The last few weeks of summer are a prime time to hit the road and enjoy the wilderness, whether it’s hiking, biking, rafting or camping.

The double meaning of the title of the movie “Hidden Figures” remains a go-to for what was, is and could be for women and girls in science.

Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsed under gravity, possibly triggered by a cataclysmic explosion from a nearby massive s

Faculty in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have recently been elected to leadership positions in several prominent professional associations including three divisions of the A

A baby girl sits on the floor, crying. A man picks up the child and attempts to soothe her by patting her back and quietly singing in her ear. The baby sighs and stops crying.

The summer monsoon in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. is known for bringing torrents of water, often filling dry stream beds and flooding urban streets.

In the Iron Age stone tower of Cairns Broch in Orkney, Scotland, archaeologists found a 2000-year-old wooden bowl, along with 20 perfectly preserved strands of human hair.

Since Darwin first laid out the basic principles of evolution by means of natural selection, the role of competition for food as a driving force in shaping and shifting a species’ biology to outcom

July

For the first time ever, thousands of high-quality archival materials — photographs, documents and correspondence — chronicling the early history of Grand Canyon National Park (1890–1940) have been

For the past six years, first as an undergraduate and now as a doctoral student, Logan Mathesen has used industrial engineering to find solutions to big data problems.

New solar energy research from Arizona State University demonstrates that silicon-based tandem photovoltaic modules, which convert sunlight to electricity with higher efficiency than present module

A lack of sustainable energy sources in far-flung underdeveloped regions is among the most daunting roadblocks to quality of life still plaguing much of the world.

Parenting is challenging and important, and it doesn't come with an instruction manual.

Some civilizations build Gothic cathedrals, and some build huts.

Water is vital for life.

But as our climate changes, the availability of water is also changing, leaving animals with limited or unreliable supplies of this critical resource.

The PLuS Alliance, a partnership between Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney, has announced the

In a recent ranking produced by BestColleges.com, Arizona State University and the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning’s

Scotty, we need more power. Or, we need our tech to use less of it.

Challenges to our planet can overwhelmingly command the headlines: climate change, massive population increases, dwindling resources.

Brendon K. Colbert has been interested in the human immune system ever since his youngest brother was diagnosed with a large number of food allergies.

It’s predicted to be 116 degrees in Tempe on Tuesday. Scorching.

The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, including those of us who live in the western United States.

For recent Arizona State University biomedical engineering graduate Lexi Bounds, it was an enthusiasm for soccer that unexpectedly led her to find a new passion in the sciences.

Scott Freitas has had a passion for building things and understanding how things work since he was young.

Each year, approximately 10–15 percent of postpartum women suffer from postpartum depression, which translates into almost 1 million women.

Using segments of DNA, researchers at ASU have constructed a pair of tweezers, measuring 100,000 times tinier than the width of a human hair.

How did small, isolated groups of ancient humans come to form complex societies?

Diatoms are tiny, unicellular creatures, inhabiting oceans, lakes, rivers and soils.

A new study on ancient cultures in Peru has found the most effective growth strategy for leaders of some early city-states was

Scientists were astounded to discover white-faced capuchins using stone tools to crack open nuts and shellfish on a Panamanian island.

Defense contractor Raytheon had a $350,000 robot arm, used for smoothing the rough edges of metal, but it wasn't complete.

Editor's note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on energy research at ASU. The 

Kimberly Scott, ASU professor of women and gender studies and founding director of Arizona State University's C

Macy’s has announced a data breach involving thousands of Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com customer cred

Most employees know that relationships with their co-workers are important, but it’s likely not many realize that they also think of their company as a person.

But they do.

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series on energy research at ASU.

While the policies for separating children from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border have recently changed, there are still many concerns about the short- and long-term effects suff

As large swaths of the country grapple with drought, a new book looks to how to build resiliency in unsure times.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a long list of research projects by age 19, Alisha Menon will head off to the University of California, Berkeley this fall as one

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series on energy research at ASU. The 

This is a story about timing.

Julie Ann Wrigley isn’t one just to talk about what needs to happen in society. She takes action.

Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has joined Arizona State University as University Profe

Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American.

High-speed transportation technology for hyperloop seemed like a good first step for an Arizona State University mechanical engineering student who someday wants to help colonize the galaxy.

Two faculty members in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

On June 25, President Donald Trump announced the recipients for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the Presidential Awards for Ex

June

As the summer temperatures continue to heat up, the most vulnerable citizens in our communities are at risk of succumbing to the ill effects of heat exposure.

The Arizona monsoon technically starts June 15 each year, but every desert dweller knows that it's July when the fireworks usually get going — and we're not talking the Uncle Sam variety.

Researchers in Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology received a five-year grant for just under $2.5 million from the USDA to implement an intervention program that targets childhood o

Arizona State University has been selected to receive the 2018 Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) University Award, an honor created to recognize schools doing exemplary work in preparing students fo

Anyone who has been in Arizona during the summer understands why misters are so important.

George Karady, a professor of electrical engineering in Arizona State University's Ira A.

Zika now has a cousin — the Keystone virus — and not everyone likes this new addition to the family.

To Arizona State University alumnus John Martinson, “range anxiety” — the fear of becoming stranded in an electric vehicle after the battery dies — is a state of mind, not an actual concern.

Vince Nicholes has always had an ambitious and expansive thirst for knowledge.

Each year, more than 32 million millennials, hipsters and music aficionados attend music festivals in the U.S., camping, clapping and dancing. Just imagine the energy.

Fossil records tell us that the first macroscopic animals appeared on Earth about 575 million years ago.

Clifford Myers and Dane Burghgrave were just two of the nearly 1,000 students working on the electrical engineering bachelor's degree offered online from the Arizona State University Ira A.

One day last April, Arizona State University biologist Matt Chew was leading his Novel Ecosystems class along the banks of the Gila River at the Tres Rios Wetlands.

Nighttime in Phoenix is getting hotter, and it’s not just Old Town Scottsdale's nightlife scene.

In a quiet courtroom, an attorney steps up to a lectern to deliver a closing argument.

More than 3,700 exoplanets (planets around other stars) have been discovered over the past 30 years.

The last known male northern white rhinoceros is dead.

With more than 2,000 children currently separated from their parents as a result of recent border policies, the U.S. is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

An international team of researchers, including Alejandra Ortiz, a postdoctoral researcher with Arizona State University

The Arizona State University Department of Psychology has a history of research supporting children and adolescents experiencing crisis, anxiety or tra

In college, science is often seen as an exclusive field — one reserved only for exceptionally bright students.

American flag bunting, barbecues, Bomb Pops and John Philip Sousa: We all know the trappings of a great July Fourth celebration.

ASU Gammage is partnering with GalaPro to provid

Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault — from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a distance of about 90 miles — has a steady creeping m

Prominent Arizona State University geotechnical engineer Edward Kavazanjian has earned the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Civil Engineers on its members for their outstanding car

The internet loves creating villains: People get caught on camera or social media behaving badly, the post or video goes viral and anyone with a computer or smartphone piles on and fans the flames.

Andres Munoz, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology, studies cooperation from an evolutionary perspective and wh

School may be out for the semester, but for select faculty from Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and College of Health Solutions, summer is no time for a break.

The Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, has been developing an online trading platform that will allow large investors to buy and hold bitcoin.

The weather-related effects of climate change will affect the next phase of urban living. We just need to know how and when.

Erika Camacho, associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, represented ASU at the SACNA

In 2017, nearly 72,000 wildfires burned more than 10 million acres nationwide, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

It cost $2.4 billion to fight them.

Kimberly Bussey from Arizona State University's BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science on the Tempe campus will be joining the New College of Interd

Cities across the nation are experiencing a revival thanks to architectural practices that infuse underutilized core spaces with innovative, mixed-use projects to attract and retain educated young

It’s a disclaimer that echoes passionately through the lecture halls of every beginning archaeology course: It’s not like the Indiana Jones movies!

Time seems to stand still during a cross-country flight, but then it flies while you're reading a good book.

As Dorothy and the Scarecrow learned, sometimes nature talks back.

Drug addiction is complex, and Arizona State University neuroscientist Foster Olive has spent his career working to unravel why and how

"Gonna be a hot one today," you think as you look out the kitchen window on a Saturday morning. The last thing you want to do is mow the lawn.

Keith Kintigh has seen the future of archaeology — and it’s not what you might expect.

Two Arizona State University graduate student veterans who are passionate about making a positive impact in society have been named Tillman Scholars for the Class of 2018, the Pat Tillman Foundatio

Arizona State University has lost a luminary in the field of prevention science: Thomas Dishion died June 1.

Thirty-five years after joining Arizona State University, David Ferry is making the transition to emeritus professor after his official retirement early this year.

As technology changes, so does the need for a workforce that can rapidly adapt to new ways of mining important research data. 

Arizona State University now ranks No. 17 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded, according to a new report by the U.S.

Half of the world’s stomachs, particularly in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, depend heavily on one staple food crop: rice.

The promotion from assistant to associate professor is a trying endeavor during which researchers have to establish a reputation as a leader in their field over a period of five to seven years.

Each day in the United States, 116 people die from an opioid-related drug overdose. Opioid addiction has reach epidemic levels and is estimated to have cost the country $1 trillion since 2001.

The human eye can only see a narrow range of visible light. Yet there’s an infinite number of possibilities for the perception of light, from infrared to ultraviolet and beyond.

You’ve probably heard that every snowflake is different. Each snowflake’s unique pattern comes from the process by which water changes phases from liquid to solid.

The story of water in Arizona is as long and complex as the multibiomed state itself, but as it snakes its way through the years — from the Pima settling on the banks of the Gila River to Charles T

May

IBM has selected Arizona State University alumnus Harry Kolar as one of its 2018 IBM fellows.

The Latin American Academy of Sciences has announced the election of Arizona State University's Professor Fernando Ponce as a Foreign Corresponding Fellow.

Arizona State University Department of Psychology undergraduate Ashley Thompson's to-do list probably looks different than her peers'.

Evvan Morton has a clear-cut, big-picture career ambition.

Starting college is exciting, but it also can be stressful, especially for minority students.

If you have checked your email, visited a website or opened an app in the past few weeks, you've probably seen an updated privacy policy or terms of service agreement. What's going on? 

Volcanic eruptions have a way of leaving people awestruck.

Arizona State University recently hosted Emerge, an energy-filled internal collaboration event for all ASU IT professionals.

Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning recently underwent the accreditation process for the school’s Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) degree

A lot can happen at 160 degrees Fahrenheit: Eggs fry, salmonella bacteria dies, and human skin will suffer third-degree burns.

Qunshan Zhao of Arizona State University and Bisola Falola of the University of Texas at Austin are the recipients of the 2018 J.

A U.S. Senate vote to turn back a Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations was successful last week.

Hanghang Tong wants to help people as they go about their daily lives, do their jobs, interact with infrastructure and conduct research.

As humans, we know some of the factors that can cause cancer to develop in our bodies.

Arizona State University and Hiroshima University in Japan have entered into an agreement that will promote academic exchange and develop joint research and educational programs.

Phoenix Comic Fest will celebrate all things “geek” May 24–27, and while much of the science at the four-day event will be fiction, some will be the real

Journalists who report on major environmental issues — climate change, excess water and drought — often struggle to find effective ways to connect their stories to the public.

As Arizona State University has worked to expand access to higher education, it has added services to support students who need a boost, including specialized peer coaching.

The California clapper rail is a chicken-sized bird with slender legs, brown feathers and a long beak. It makes its home in the salt marshes of the San Francisco Bay.

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University promoted Virginia Kwan to full professor this year. Kwan joined ASU in 2009 and directs the Culture and Decision Science Lab.

Hawaii’s Big Island has been under siege for the last two weeks due to violent activity from the Kilauea volcano, which has produced haunting images: spewing ash and toxic gases, lava pouring throu

Psychology is the study of human behavior, but not all psychologists directly study people.

“ASU has the spirit of America in it,” says Khashayar “Shay” Khatiri, a recent graduate of the School of Politics and Global Studies and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studie

Roughly 80 percent of the 62,000 refugees who have come to live in Arizona since the

Arizona State University’s Ira A.

We say we can lose ourselves in a good book. But more often, a good book may actually be where we can find ourselves.

John Cava is a rare college student to complete not just a double major but a triple major in his studies at Arizona State University.

Math has been John Douglas (J.D.) House’s favorite subject since he was eight years old. Math felt structured and clear cut, and it made sense to him.

The drone threads its way through the disaster area, beneath ceilings and power lines, through narrow corridors, sewer pipes and hallways. Bodies and survivors lie under rubble.

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute executive director Josh LaBaer hosted more than 50 community members May 6 at BLD restaurant in Chandler.

Three Arizona State University multidisciplinary student teams designed concepts around zero waste, the circular economy and public art.

Pam Marshall, associate professor of genetics and cell biology, was part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Arizona State University and Columbus State University to publish new findi

Michelle Stuhlmacher, a doctoral student in geography at Arizona State University, has been selected for the prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Beth Polidoro, assistant professor of biology at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, was recently a

The car may be a hybrid, but it’s still also a Camaro, so it’ll lay down that famous rumble on the track. But how will it hold up against the competition?

Carole Greenes has been honored with the 2018 

Nearly a year of game strategizing and robot building culminated in the chance for Arizona State University’s Rossum Rumblers Robotics Club to claim t

Every year in May, the ASU Alumni Association gears up for its largest event of the year: to honor graduates from 50 years back.

The popular meme proclaiming that

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement

To have Joni Adamson tell it, these are exciting times for the environmental humanities.

Arizona State University is a school of master learners — those capable of learning and thriving in anything they set out to accomplish.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated at Arizona State University in April and nationally in May, but in the Asian Pacific American Studie

Despite its short existence on campus, the Green Devil Network at Arizona State University continues to grow to new heights.

The world has no shortage of worthwhile causes to support. Diseases need cures. Environments need preservation. People need a higher quality of life.  

As an Arizona State University graduate student, Rachel Yoho wanted to push the boundaries of renewable energy research.

The Arizona State University Department of Psychology won big at the 2018 Pitchfork Awards, netting the ASU Changemaker Entrepreneurship Team of the Year and Outstanding Graduate Student Organizati

April

Since arriving on the Arizona State University campus in 1971 as a new assistant professor, Robert Cialdini has been giving to the Department of Psychology — through his ground-breaking research, c

We encounter light-emitting diodes on a daily basis — the indicator lights on our smartphones, on the screens of our flat-panel TVs and in the latest energy-efficient light bulbs.

When Robert Page walks through the 4 million honey bees housed at Arizona State University, he sees the potential to better understand how to survive tough living conditions.

About 200 to 400 million years after the Big Bang created the universe, the first stars began to appear.

DNA — since the world first saw its iconic double helix structure in 1953, it has given scientists a treasure trove of insights into human health and uniqueness.

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences has begun rethinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs).

Imagine a basic, primitive life form on a sandy beach. Its primary survival tactic is to get out of the way of potential predators. What is the simplest way it could move?

Around four billion years ago, the moon had a magnetic field that was about as strong as Earth’s magnetic field is today.

A new generation of science journalists and storytellers from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is producing a high-quality science series for A

One by one during the class, strange crafts fall from the sky. They look like badminton shuttlecocks, restaurant roll baskets, or aluminum Jiffy Pop domes.

Leena Bui, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

An app to help teachers locate students in an emergency, diagnostics to identify dangerous bacteria in Oak Creek and technology that supports homeless community outreach were among 40 projects pres

Folding towels. Peeling fruit. Scratching microphones. Hearing sweet nothings whispered in your ear.

Arizona State University hosted the 2018 Health and Safety Summit April 19 in the Memorial Union on the Tempe Campus.

Online education and distance learning are seeing dramatic growth and play an increasingly important role at Arizona State University and in the education activities of the School of Molecular Scie

Charity Bhebhe had about a 1.5 percent probability of winning one of the world’s most prestigious scholarships.

It was enough.

On March 2, the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment hosted their annual Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Fame awards ceremony and dinner.

Blake Elliott, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, has received a Graduate Research F

Cities and the natural world seem to be at opposite ends of a spectrum, at least according to the dominant thinking of city dwellers like Woody Allen and mankind in general for the past 11,000 year

The Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to explore a unique metal world, and it is inspiring scores of artists along the way. 

Arizona State University Department of Psychology undergraduate students showed off their research findings to their peers, faculty and family at the annual Psychology Honor These

Two bike counters installed on the Tempe campus have been tracking bicyclists since the first week of January.

All over the world, archaeologists are constantly collecting data.

On Monday, April 16, Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences held its annual award and recognition ceremony for outstanding students, research and teaching assistants, faculty membe

Arizona State University students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication were part of a groundbreaking USA Today Network project that has

About 252 million years ago, more than 90 percent of all animal life on Earth went extinct.

During a plague year, locusts affect the livelihoods of one in 10 people and cover 20 percent of the earth’s land surfaces.

Adolescence is a time when biological changes in the body happen faster than psychological changes, a mismatch that creates challenges for teenagers that can lead to problem behaviors, depression o

For Gary Moore, the safety of the world outside his lab matters just as much as the people inside.

The Arizona State University Action Lab at EdPlus and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have unveiled a new study called “Making Digital Learning Work: Success Strategies From Six Leading Universit

Across the world of mammals, teeth come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

In 2013 Arizona State University researchers Paulo and Jana Shakarian collaborated on a book that explored cyberwarfare from “a human-centric viewpoint,” as Paulo Shakarian described it.

Arizona State University juniors Humza Zubair and Meilin Zhu have won Goldwater Scholarships, the most prestigious national award for undergraduates in math, science and engineering.

This week, geographers from across the country are heading to New Orleans for the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

Do reindeer have red noses?

Of course they don’t. (Sorry, but they don’t fly, either.)

Two recent fatalities related to autonomous vehicles are raising concerns about trade-offs between societal progress and human collateral damage.

April 1 may have brought tricks and pranks, but Arizona State University's plans for Earth Month are no joke. 

The Science Hub (SciHub) is a new Arizona State University initiative, led by Nobel Prize winner Professor Frank Wilczek and Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor Nathan Newman.

The saga of this high school robotics team is a textbook Cinderella story.

Brand new school. No traditions or track records. Smart but inexperienced kids. Hardscrabble desert farm town.

The world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has a problem: Women are underrepresented.

After a successful launch with nine initial ventures, Arizona State University, in collaboration with the city of Phoenix, renews a call for innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the

Think of someone you trust. What is it about them that makes them trustworthy?

A diagnosis of cancer or other serious disease often brings a barrage of information about what to expect physically, along with pressing decisions and questions.

The sun is made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. Earth, on the other hand, is made mostly of oxygen packed into various compounds. So are its rocky planet neighbors.

Military experts, strategists, academics and national security thought leaders will gather at an international conference Monday hosted by Arizona State University and D.C.-based think tank New Ame

As women demand more equity in the workplace, there’s no doubt they are underrepresented among the big technology companies.

Girl power reached new heights when about 100 Girl Scouts from metro Phoenix raided Arizona State University’s Tempe campus for the annual Girl Scouts for Engineering Awareness and Retention Day on

We worry about a lot of dangers in the modern world, but what's actually most likely to hurt us?

It's an actuary's job to know the answers — or at least the probabilities.

Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration recently released new research on its flagship Smart Course, "Habitable Worlds," published

If you believe it, you can achieve it.

Steven Pinker has a message for all those standing at the ready, poised to raise the doomsday alarm at a moment’s notice: Not so fast.

Making a difference is a shared goal among Arizona State University graduates.

Most people go to college to broaden their horizons. U.S. Air Force veteran Christopher Ames went back to Arizona State University with a laser focus to solve one particular problem.

The numbers are in: 46,000 square feet, 40 professional staff, three advising hubs and one career center.

Step into the bookstore on Arizona State University's Tempe campus and you'll see the familiar vibrant and promotional images that typically don ASU's vinyl event banners.

How should urban planners and policy-makers manage autonomous vehicles?

For the second year, scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts have partnered for one-night-only performances o

According to the director of Health Innovation Programs at Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the integration of artificial intelligence into health care is inevit

"Rio Reimagined," a forward-looking project to develop 45 miles of the Rio Salado, held its public launch Friday in Tempe as city, county, federal and tribal leaders gathered to review the plan tha

On Tuesday, May 8, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities

March

On one of the most memorable days of her life, Kaye Reed found herself holding the jawbone of an ancestor who lived 2.8 million years ago.

People of a certain age who grew up watching a certain cartoon dad have been voicing a question since the turn of the millennium.

Tragic history was made recently in Tempe when a self-driving car hit and killed a human

Incarceration. Migration. Refugees. Colonialism. Environmental destruction.

The global decline of amphibians over the past three decades is alarming, with as many as 200 amphibian species going extinct since the late 1980s.

An Italian DJ-turned-food activist set up shop outside the Memorial Union on the Arizona State University Tempe campus Thursday, dusting flour from his records as he made pasta from scratch.

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Robert LiKamWa’s students in the Mobile Experiential Technology through Embedded Operations Research lab, known as

If aliens flew by our planet and looked down at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, you wouldn’t blame them for moving along.

Our relationship with the essential element phosphorus is both personal and global.

Benjamin Blonder's frame of reference for heirloom foods goes far beyond Berkshire pork or San Marzano tomatoes.

Custard apples. Sapodilla fruit. Brazil plums. Cacao.

Arizona State University President Michael Crow sent an open letter on March 28 to the ASU community committing ASU to be the largest fair trade university in the U.S.

If you happened to notice more maroon and gold than usual Tuesday on Tempe's bicycles, trains and buses, it wasn't a coincidence. 

Phoenix was recently named as a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge on the strength of its proposal for a first-of-its-ki

Advent Diamond has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Smal

In today’s fast-moving, high-tech world, we leave digital footprints nearly everywhere we go, our sensitive personal information is under attack from those who want to track our habits or steal our

The current method of programming autonomous vehicles may not be safe, according to Aviral Shrivastava, a computer science associate professor in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

Engineering created modern Phoenix. 

Strengthening the structural materials on which military forces depend is a critical challenge in national defense.

Dragan Grubisic knows the daunting challenge of trying to launch business startups in highly competitive tech industries.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco use is still one of the top preventable causes of death in the United States, and the research of one Arizona State University u

Earlier this week, the first fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle occurred in Tempe, Arizona.

By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful cont

Imagine having a conversation with a bespectacled companion.

A Scottsdale-based blockchain entrepreneur said Wednesday that the emerging currency t

If you had the opportunity to make a difference in the world, would you clean up coastlines and oceans? Provide electricity to remote villages? Bring back a species from the edge of extinction?

The legal drinking age in the United States might be 21 years, but teenagers and pre-teens drink over 10 percent of all alcohol consumed in the country.

Arizona State University will answer an international call to action this Saturday when the school participates in Earth Hour 2018. 

Rolf Halden studies the impact of dangerous chemicals on human health.

In early March, the Center for Global Health in ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change hosted this year’s Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) international conference, with participa

Three Arizona State University programs are reconnecting students, faculty and staff with the origins of the food they eat.

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool red dwarf star that is slightly larger, but much more massive, than the planet Jupiter, located about 40 light-years from the sun in the constellation Aquarius.

More than 40,000 cybersecurity professionals will descend upon San Francisco's Moscone Center in mid-April for the annual RSA Conference, "Where the World Talks Security."

Editor's note: Friday's events at the Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center focused on helping professional athletes transition out of their playing careers, new ways of inv

As his retirement approached, John P. Nerison knew he wanted to give back with volunteer work — and not just fish on Idaho’s beautiful rivers, though he does that, too.

Arizona has a rich historical legacy, and there’s no better time to appreciate it than in March, when temperate weather combines with opportunity for adventure during Arizona Archaeology and Herita

Today, there is a lot of focus on ensuring that industries and technologies are sustainable.

Erika Camacho, associate professor of mathematics at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, continues to add to her long list of awards.

Osvaldo Sala, a professor at Arizona State University and a drylands expert, has been elected president of the Ecological Society of America

For most people, a spring-training baseball game means hot dogs and sunshine, but for a group of ASU students, the games mean thousands of empty bottles, slimy yogurt lids and handfuls of noodles.

When City University of Hong Kong asked Rob Melnick to present a keynote address at its annual S-Day for Hong Kong sustainability

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.)

Editor's note: Opening week continued at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU.

Social media is indiscriminately ruthless and knows no boundaries — even in remote places such as Indian country.

In the 1960s, an archaeologist named René Millon began mapping the ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico.

A leading international society of nanotechnology professionals recently gave its top awards for research to two faculty members and a doctoral student in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

A good book can transport the reader into a faraway universe filled with rich detail.

Imagine a year in Africa when summer never arrives. The sky takes on a gray hue during the day and glows red at night. Flowers do not bloom. Trees die in the winter.

Water — always important, always controversial, always fascinating — remains surprising.

Our current approach to cybersecurity is not working and it threatens our democracy, economy and critical infrastructure, according to ASU Biodesign Professor Stephanie Forrest, who spoke to a grou

Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once a

The city of Tempe will name JC Porter the recipient of its 2018 Bike Hero award this April.

Daylight saving time is right around the corner, and it's time to set those alarm clocks and watches forward again … Er, wait. Arizona doesn’t do have to do that. And neither does Hawaii.

If you were a divorced parent, wouldn't you wish for a pill that would ensure your kids were less likely to experience depression, substance abuse and behavioral problems?

Most of us enjoy meeting a friend for a cup of coffee and a chat, but few of us pause to think about how we learn to have a conversation.

New research shows that sections of the San Francisco Bay shoreline are sinking at rates of nearly half an inch (10 millimeters) a year.

When you have free time in your schedule, what do you do?

Lithium-metal batteries are among the most promising candidates for high-density energy storage technology in an expanding range of digital “smart” devices and electrical vehicles, but uncontrolled

Judging by the optimism expressed by students and recruiters at the recent Ira A.

Nearly 80 people attended the Biodesign Institute’s latest “Sip of Science” event Sunday evening at Tomaso's restaurant in Phoenix.

From stately cruise ships to Olympic host cities, recent headline-grabbing outbreaks prove that norovirus — an incapacitating and vaccine-less stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhea — can st

Can you unplug from your device and not feel anxious?

Arizona State University and Coursera, one of the world’s largest online education platforms, today announced the launch of an online Master of Computer Science program.

Science fiction books and movies have largely formed the public's worldview of artificial intelligence, often clouding the truth on where we stand with the technology.

Immigration uncertainty is causing headaches — literally — for millions of Latino parents across the country, regardless of their legal status.

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.

Arizona State University engineering students shined recently during two hectic days of devising complex project plans with little sleep and tight deadlines.

This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.

About the only thing more dangerous than a fake news story is a fake news video.

This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.

The Earth and the life living on it must change together.

Gemneo Bioscience, a genomics technology company seeking to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment for cancer and other diseases, was named last week as one of six Arizona bioscience startup firms t

Wanda Dalla Costa, an architect who has spent nearly two decades working with indigenous communities in North America, has joined the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State Un

February

Long ago, about 400,000 years after the beginning of the universe —the Big Bang — the universe was dark.

More than 2,600 people walked the halls of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute on Saturday during the annual ASU Open Door event.

When you think of the phrase “employee of the year,” you may envision framed headshots of star employees in every office, coffee shop