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2020

The Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences (CoMSES Net), which acts as an international clearinghouse for computer models and a place where modelers can share their wo

In Pondoland, on the east coast of South Africa, Erich Fisher, an Institute of Human Origins research scient

There’s just something about a good, old-fashioned family drama that never fails to captivate an audience.

It may not always seem so, but scientists are convinced that humans are unusually cooperative.

Dental plaque — the stuff that your hygienist is always scraping off your teeth — holds a treasure trove of your DNA and, if not cleaned off occasionally, will build up and remain on your teeth lon

2019

Research on global biodiversity has long assumed that present-day biodiversity patterns reflect present-day factors, namely contemporary climate and human activities.

Seven outstanding faculty from Arizona State University have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. 

Judging others is a very human behavior. Stigma — treating people with specific traits as unwanted within society — is a particularly harmful manifestation of that.

Between 1910 and 1970, the African American population of Arizona grew from 2,000 to over 54,000, according to a new exhibit on display at Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and S

Every semester, when thousands of students move their graduation cap tassels from right to left, it doesn’t mean education has ended for them.

If you’re Italian, you don’t miss Mama’s “red lead” on Sunday night.

Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it.

Cooperative behaviors, which differ from one country to another, from one community to another, can make the world an interesting — though sometimes challenging place — to live.

Were archaeology to be defined solely by the movies, you’d assume it involves traveling to exotic lands and stealing ancient relics.

Sac Balam was a Lacandon Maya city founded over four centuries ago. It was both a sanctuary and place of resistance during the time of Spanish colonial rule.

Is there a norm when it comes to how long a mom breastfeeds her baby?

First-year student Ashley Stills is on a mission to serve mothers and their newborns in local and international communities.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University.

Undergraduate global health student Mariyah Dreza spent her summer researching mental health in Guatemala and along the way had the opportunity to speak to an audience of local undergraduate studen

When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and evolutionary factors that paved its way?

A controversial new study based on observation in the wild proposes that gorillas have hierarchical social structures and form something like friendships.

Tamales, churros, raspados, elotes. On the streets of Los Angeles, the hands that serve these dishes from the shade of a vending cart may belong to a child with a special family role.

School of Human Evolution and Social Change alumna Sara Becker has one particularly clear memory from her undergraduate years at Arizona State University: the time she nearly ran over Donald Johans

When an earthquake or a tsunami strikes, aid groups and rescue teams begin assessing emergency needs right away. But other crises are harder to quantify.

It’s hard to imagine what the world looked like millions of years ago. But in Arizona, a journey through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River gives a sense of how it might have felt. 

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