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2015

December

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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November

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

October

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.

September

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

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July

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

June

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

May

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.

April

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.

March

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

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

February

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.

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