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2015

President Obama enjoyed a rare event during his recent trip to Ethiopia — one that only a handful of scientists, including ASU’s Donald Johanson

In the jungles of South America, it is believed that around 50 indigenous societies live with no or limited contact with the outside world.

Open-access imagery is changing the face of archaeology, and that may not be a good thing.

Across the globe, obesity is growing at an alarming rate, especially among society’s youngest members.

Each time the ruins of Teotihuacan divulge a secret, a new mystery seems to arise.

How do humans obtain and transmit information in their social environments? What are the evolutionary foundations of human deception? How does human behavior vary across cultures?

Like something out of “CSI” or “Bones,” researchers at Arizona State University are working to solve the mysteries of unidentified human remains – and just as on those TV shows, science plays a key

Always passionate about cross-cultural learning and issues of poverty, recent ASU graduate Allison Weidemann found her way into the field of global health during a life-altering trip to Haiti with

Every year, dozens – sometimes hundreds – of migrants from Mexico and Central America die of exposure, thirst, violence or natural causes in the deserts of southern Arizona.

Over thousands of years, indigenous peoples carved their marks into the boulders of the Hedgpeth Hills, creating the largest concentration of Native American rock art in the Phoenix area.

Arizona State University global health juniors Annie Carson and Nirali Patel, both winners of the 2015 Circumnavigator Award, will travel over summer to six countries for an independent research pr

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

Large urban centers tend to be laid out similarly, and according to a recent study, they also tend to follow the same patterns of growth – and have since ancient times.

Arizona State University alum Blake Thomson has been named one of 40 Gates Cambridge Scholars from the U.S.

Mummies excavated nearly a century ago are yielding new information about past lifeways through work conducted in Arizona State University’s Arch

The first historic study of risk of death linked to the survival of skull fracture was recently conducted by an international research team.

Arizona State University and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will officially launch a research and educational collaboration to advance understanding of problems that stretch across complex biological

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Five Arizona State University undergraduates have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

2014

As a freshman, Cecilia Chou knew that she wanted to study piano performance. She’d been playing since the age of three, and her mother and sister before her had both studied piano.

Arizona State University undergrads Annie Carson and Nirali Patel have been named 2015 Circumnavigator Award winners.

Arizona State University’s applied mathematics for the life and social sciences program is designed to equip students to use math modeling and computation in the resolution of real-world problems.

Arizona is one of the best locations for encountering petroglyphs – images carved into the surfaces of stones by past peoples.

Charis Royal may be an undergraduate, but she is already conducting research that could lead to improvements in disease detection and emergency response to pandemics.

Maximilian Bourque has been a dancer for most of his life – 14 years to be exact. Tap is his forte.

A new exhibit at Pueblo Grande Museum highlights Hohokam pottery and recent findings regarding its pr

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