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.
During World War II, the U.S. government forced around 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast out of their homes and into 10 different family incarceration centers.
In 1899, when Arizona had not yet gained statehood and Arizona State University was a fledgling institution known as the Tempe Normal School, Zebulon Pearce was freshly graduated with teachers cred
Two groundbreaking DNA studies give fresh clues about the ancestry of North American peoples and ancient groups’ migrations across Beringia.
Early members of our genus Homo have been making tools for 10,000 years longer than we thought.
Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, eight times more than men do.
A new archaeological site discovered by an international and local team of scientists — including ASU researchers — working in Ethiopia shows that the origins of stone tool production are older tha
Some students major in the humanities; others take a humanities class just to check off a general credit.
The unseasonably temperate weather in the Phoenix metropolitan area this spring may have everyone scratching their heads, but rest assured, heat will always be a concern in the Valley whose name pa
Two Arizona State University professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
A mammal’s posture while moving, or locomotor posture, plays a key role in how variable the number of vertebrae in its spinal column can be across all members of that species, a team of researchers
One in four adults in the U.S.
Each spring, high school students across the U.S. declare their college decisions, a first major step in carving their future path, and it deserves celebration.
We know that our DNA can tell us a lot about ourselves, from susceptibility to certain cancer types to biological relationships.
Dragonglass is a valuable material in the “Game of Thrones” franchise — but its real-world counterpart, obsidian, has been prized, gathered and traded by humans for thousands of years.
Cindi SturtzSreetharan was driving her daughter home from school when her daughter asked, “Do you think my thighs look fat?” The child was 9 years old.
This Tuesday, April 23, marks the inaugural Arizona State University Undergraduate Research P
Scientists have found the remains of what they believe to be a new species of ancient hominin, Homo luzonensis, on the Philippine island Luzon.