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2016

Michael Smith begins his new book, “At Home With the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life,” by discussing what the Aztecs weren’t: blood-mad maniacs compulsively slicing off heads or

For Eva Jeffers, one of the best things about instructing children in India is the teaching.

The hardest thing?

The teaching.

Arizona State University graduate Allison Weidemann is spending a year in Turkey, where she has been embraced by the community.

Ashley Hagaman has lived through one of the most devastating disasters of the decade while doing research in Nepal.

Upon first thought, the idea of math combating violent crime seems unlikely, at best. Can an algorithm be more effective than a SWAT team with a battering ram?

The general consensus is that more information is better for everyone.

Ever have one of those (usually late-night) conversations about whether a grizzly bear could beat a great white shark in a fight? Or a lion vs. a gorilla?

What regulates the size of an organism’s teeth? The reduced size of our back teeth, or molars, is one of the defining attributes separating modern humans from hominins (our extinct relatives).

Coinciding with Charles Darwin’s birthday weekend, ASU’s evolutionary medicine leadership was prominently showcased at the world’s largest general scientific meeting, the 2016 American Association

Abby York grew up in Wisconsin, on land where her family has operated a dairy farm since the 1800s.

Kevin Langergraber has been studying chimpanzees in the wild for 15 years.

Trying to solve the many problems of the world can seem overwhelming, but three Arizona State University teams are showing that social progress and business can go hand in hand.

When Kostalena Michelaki came to Arizona State University, she wondered about the history of this sprawling campus in central Tempe.

Humans have been working the land for millennia, cultivating plants or herding animals.

Arizona State University anthropologist Katie Hinde sees milk as more than food.

Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition.

2015

Teams of researchers in the American Southwest (including a group from Arizona State University) and North Atlantic islands have found that historic and prehistoric peoples in these regions who had

Carlos Velez-Ibanez desires to know two things: 1) How are people able to excel when they shouldn’t be able to? and 2) How are people able to survive when they shouldn’t be able to?

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Christopher Morehart, an assistant professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, is studying how changes in climate and in political structure affect how local people interact with

Elise Alonzi is taking a fresh look at the history of monasticism in Ireland.

How and why did human beings evolve to cooperate with unrelated individuals or even strangers?

Being stabbed – or speared – in the back may have been a form of punishment in the Egyptian city of Amarna.

How did humans get from using stone tools to using power tools?

It sounds lovely: spending the summer on the golden slopes high above Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, watching chimpanzee groups go about their daily lives, working at the world-famous Jane Goodall In

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

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