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October

A newly implemented policy requiring passengers to weigh in before boarding flights on Hawaiian Airlines has triggered a national conversation over obesity and whether people of larger body sizes f

On a recent evening in Phoenix, four scholars gathered at the downtown Orpheum Theatre for an ASU Origins forum devoted to climate change, mass extinction, hu

Mih-tutta-hang-kusch, a Mandan village on the upper Missouri River in the 1830s.

Leicester, a large town in medieval England, 1300.

Manhattan, 2016.

About three weeks ago, Toughie died.

He was the last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog on Earth. If you’re not familiar with the species, it may be because it was only discovered in 2005.

Scientists are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on the world’s biodiversity, and much effort has been placed into forecasting the response of species to these changes over

September

Big data is everywhere, including in research.

Military veteran students at Arizona State University are preserving irreplaceable archaeological records for future generations thanks to an innovative initiative by the school’s Center

Summer is often a time to take a break from academic studies.

Emir Estrada understands the hardships that come with immigration from personal experience. 

August

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on ASU’s archaeology lab in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Read this as a cautionary tale, and not about the danger of falling out of trees.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about ASU’s Teotihuacan lab.

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

Arizona State University anthropologist Takeyuki “Gaku” Tsuda’s latest book reveals that ethnic minorities’ level of connection to their ancestral heritages doesn’t necessarily decrease the longer

Three remarkable undergraduates at Arizona State University have persevered in the face of adversity – breaking cultural barriers, overcoming learning deficiencies and resolving financial difficult

David Abbott, associate professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, received not one, but two distinguishing awards this summer for his archaeological work in Arizona: the Arizona

Phoenix lives with the heat. People fear it, complain about it and suffer from it. Local sports teams are named after it. Drivers go out of their way to park in the shade.

July

You wouldn’t think four students interested in four different fields — sustainability, geology, psychology and mathematics — would have much in common academically.

Every day, health care providers, public health practitioners and researchers use standard body mass index (BMI) cutoff points to classify individuals as overweight or obese, and to monitor populat

June

In January 2000, the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, signed a deal to privatize its water supply.

Kent Johnson is a graduate student at ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC).

Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it.

In a nondescript building in an industrial area of Tempe, one room crackles with treasures of the ancient Southwest.

May

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Anne C. Stone is something of a renaissance woman when it comes to anthropology.

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