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Astronomy and paleoanthropology are two branches of science that generally don’t intersect.

Dinosaurs aren’t the only fossil game in town. In fact, anything from an acorn to a meteorite can be a fossil.

History books often link disease and colonization, in which explorers unknowingly bring with them illnesses that spread to native people.

With elegant designs, tied together with fine lines and details that pop off the surface, Mimbres pottery is some of the most beautiful art of the prehistoric Southwest.

Imagine, deep in the tropical jungle of southern Mexico, the base of a mountain is visible across a smooth lake, otherwise obscured by morning mist.

Arizona State University junior Kelli Brown has a hard time describing what she’s studying to her family over holiday breaks.

COVID-19 models that predict the costs and benefits of lockdowns and other social distancing policies must be adapted for use in lower-income regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, according to

Strong social ties are a key driver of cooperation in many species and are associated with adaptive benefits in several of them, including humans, feral horses and dolphins.

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are embarking on an ambitious project to better understand the prevalence and spread of COVID-19 cases in the c

What people think of the scientists who advise the federal government partially depends on their own political persuasion and where the scientists work, according to

Exposure to fake news about climate change may impact people's belief in human-caused climate change and weaken their perceptions of the scientific consensus on climate change.

What do baby sitters, farmers markets, street vendors and repair services have in common?

Representation matters a great deal when it comes to culture.

Three days a week, an Arizona State University epidemiologist leads a team into the Pascua Yaqui tribal community of Guadalupe to track and respond to COVID-19.

Arizona State University anthropological geneticist and Regents Professor Anne Stone spoke with The Washington

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, Anais Delilah Roque began having stomach problems.

Arizona State University Regents Professor Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez was recently named the 2020 recipient of the

When an Arizona State University student saw firsthand the dire circumstances of African refugees in Israel, she knew that she could find an answer to the crisis at ASU.

A love of foreign cultures and a desire to help others inspired an Arizona State University global health alumna to study cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.  

In the midst of worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and a reenergized focus on creating more inclusive, equitable environments, many are seeking out more resources on race, history, culture and g

Human adaptation is a unique combination of maturing and learning slowly from childhood to adulthood, the development of complex production skills and the establishment of cooperative sociality. 

An eye-opening book about children working in their parents’ street vending businesses has earned honors from the American Sociological Association. 

Researchers show disparities in COVID-19 response through access to water.

Researchers now have a better understanding of how the first people moved to and through the Caribbean.

Flaky, crispy, paper-thin bread. Primarily made from blue corn flour, juniper tree ash and water, piki is maize flatbread and a staple of traditional Hopi cuisine.

An Arizona State University anthropologist and his colleagues are helping an indigenous group in Bolivia understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with medical researchers in the efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, social scientists are taking the pulse of society and examining underlying c

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