The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announces the addition of the McCarthy Institute and Executive Director David Franklyn to the co

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Arizona State University remains a national leader in addressing sustainability when it comes to research, outreach and stewardship, according to an annual international publication of university

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For many people, their twenties are a decade of self-exploration. But not for Arizona State University graduate student Shalin Jyotishi.

The ASU Graduate College has announced the awardees of the fifth annual Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards.

Volunteers from the Phoenix Peace Corps Association and the Arizona State University community came together April 3 to build dozens of portable, digital Sola

Sustainability, a concept often thought of in simpler terms of the environment, is really a broader discipline that includes social justice and economic well-being.


Is there anything more experimental than a seed?

Planting something in the ground and seeing what grows there?

The fight against food insecurity has grown in importance over the past decade, as a growing number of underserved communities are living in food deserts — areas that have limited access to food th

In 2020, Arizona State University's Frank Rhodes Lecture Series was redesigned to strengthen its strategy — questioning the status quo of higher education by b

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Can lunar exploration be peaceful?

It’s a subject worthy of being hashed out, a panel of experts thinks.


There is a pandemic. State and federal authorities clash over the timing, policies and efforts to check its spread. Hot spots arise in cities and states with lesser restrictions.

How science can better serve society is the focus of JP Nelson’s work as a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow at Arizona State University.

Along with hard facts and data, science and technology policymakers must also grapple with matters of public value, like concerns about who benefits from science or how safe a new technology is.

In a time when issues of religion, ethics and science are often challenged inside and outside the academic world, a new conference put on by five academic units at Arizona State University is


In 2017, the Salt River Project utilities company announced it would be closing the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona, for good.

NASA has announced funding nine new proposals for the next phase of its Science Activation (SciAct) program, a community based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages. These new

What was the first robot you ever encountered?



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Public interest technology is an emerging field. It serves to address social needs and challenges in society. So how should we develop this field that will be critical to our future?


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Five outstanding Arizona State University faculty spanning the physical sciences, psychological sciences and science policy have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancemen

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COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County are three to four times higher than testing efforts indicate, according to a recent antibody study.

Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and the ASU-Leonardo Initiative have launched a new eigh

When it comes to solving global development problems in communities, not all voices are heard.

The future is for everyone.


Growing up in Arizona, Gabrielle “Gabby” Lout was fascinated with the ocean.

When you envision the future, what image springs to mind?

Engineering shapes almost every facet of how humans live, putting pressur

The carcass of an albatross chick, covered in bottle caps. A dead sperm whale on a Scottish beach, stomach full of debris.

Lee Gutkind has made several costume changes in his life. The fatigues of the U.S. Coast Guard. The leather of a biker. The black T-shirt of a beatnik. The tweed of a college professor.

As STEM careers move toward closing the gender gap, engaging girls early on in science and technology is essential.


Designer babies, mutant mosquitoes and frankenfoods: These are the images that often spring to mind when people think of genome editing.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken people globally, countries and companies around the world are racing to develop safe and effective vaccines.

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Once again, SFIS had a successful presence at the EASST/4S 2020 conference.

Academia wasn't the path Kathleen Vogel expected her career to take. She believed her interest in science policy and science and technology studies would lead to a position in government.


In July, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced it was awarding $30 mi

Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and c

What do baby sitters, farmers markets, street vendors and repair services have in common?

Scrambling jets. Sweepings for mines. Clearing airfields. Designing hangars for multibillion-dollar planes. Developing a peer mentor program to improve mental health.


Introduced by her friends as “the ocean person,” Katherine Ball has spent much of her life near the water.

The Peace Corps and Arizona State University have signed a strategic agreement that will help Peace Corps volunteers in the field advance their humanitarian work by using an educational device inve

As public attention has turned to systemic inequities in institutional cultures like those in police forces, medical care, school systems and food production, some researchers at Arizona State Univ


Students at Arizona State University have access to dozens of programs that allow them to help people in the community, in Arizona, across the U.S. and around the world.

Technology is an enabler. Applying it in the public interest means there is a use value for the common good.


Arizona State University's Class of 2020 knows what it means to be resilient.


Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Inn

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People work to advance technology, often for the benefit of safety and security.

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The U.S. population is getting older, and advancements in technology are helping people live longer and fuller lives.

In one month, Arizona State University researcher Michael Bernstein went from a trip spanning the globe from Norway and Denmark to the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan to self-imposed quarantine in


For the first time, Arizona State University’s Social Embeddedness Network Conference was hosted virtually, via Zoom on March 24, due to social distancing recommendations because of the COVID-19 pa

Her breathing is shallow and sporadic, her stomach is doing somersaults and her jaw is locked. She is having a heart attack.

But according to medical standards, she isn’t.

Editor's Note: In light of the current public health emergency, the March 21 Emerge 2020 event has been postponed until further notice. A new date and time has not been set, bu

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Imagine you are a U.S. ambassador, and a new government has been installed in your host country. Your job is to help ensure free and fair elections, which are under threat.

The marvels of engineering: Our world revolves around remarkable concepts and feats of design, many of which start in classrooms like the ones at Arizona State University.

It’s a problem unique to the 21st century: what happens to your digital self after you die?

Science has moved beyond the lab. Researchers are using non-scientists more and more to help conduct their research and expand their reach.

Black speculative fiction can trace its roots to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, but it's currently experiencing a big resurgence thanks to the twin successes of the movies “Black Panther” and

In July 1945, as the end of WWII approached, an electrical engineer named Vannevar Bush, who had overseen government research during the war, put forth a report at the request of then-President Fra


Are you a student who is interested in sustainability and having a solar powered outdoor study and hang-out space on the Arizona State University Tempe campus?

Marlon James is a writer for a few reasons: It brings him joy. It allows him to address cultural erasure.

Apache Junction, Arizona — a city of approximately 42,000 residents on the eastern outskirts of the metro Phoenix area — has a complicated relationship with its 125 mobile home and RV parks.

Technological innovations, especially in the last half-century, have altered the way we live, work and interact with one another.

Twelve-year-old Jesse Senko is on vacation with his family in the Cayman Islands. They’re on a snorkeling tour.



According to Arizona State University Clinical Assistant Professor Heather Ross, it is no longer enough for physicians to just be good at takin

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What do you get when you bring together art, science and technology? A powerful way of galvanizing people, says Diana Ayton-Shenker.

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What happens when technology advancements threaten to automate people’s jobs?


Arizona State University received one of 27 grants awarded as part of Public Interest Technology University


At its annual conference in Toronto on Sept.

How do we think about the future during precarious times?

Professor Paul Hirt wears many hats at Arizona State University as well as in the community: active public speaker, lecturer and facilitator.

Two years ago, Yiamar Rivera-Matos was at home with her family in Jayuya, a rural mountain town of about 12,000 people in the center of Puerto Rico, when Hurricane Maria hit.

Arizona State University is proud to announce that Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins, associate professor in the School fo

Over the last two decades, approaches to genome editing have evolved and become more widely studied and implemented.


Since the military became an all-volunteer force in 1973, there has been an increasing gap between civi

Earlier this summer, almost 100 cars ended up stuck in a muddy Colorado field. An accident in Denver led Google Maps to suggest an alternate route to the airport.

Unproven and unregulated stem cell therapies for treatments for conditions ranging from Parkinson’s disease to multiple sclerosis to macular degeneration are putting patients at risk in a market th


A summer fellowship is affording Arizona State University student Jan Cordero Casillas opportunities to apply aspects of his doctoral research, which focuses on visualizing better methods for helpi

In just five years, an Arizona State University student engineering project has grown into a global humanitarian mission that is now poised to transform the way health care is delivered.

Since Neuralink’s public launch in 2017, there’s been much speculation about the focus of the company’s research.

Arizona State University’s Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering recently named the first Sustainable Infrastructure Award winners. 


A visit to Rohingya refugee camps in his home country of Bangladesh changed the course of Faheem Hussain’s research.

Announced today in Washington, D.C., by Blue Origin, Arizona State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue Origin to send payloads to

Fake news. Weaponized narratives. Agitprop.

It’s all chatter, until someone puts down the keyboard, picks up a gun and walks into a house of worship.

How do you fight that?

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In 2017, about 40,000 people died in car accidents, according to the National Safety Council. The vast majority of those accidents were caused by human error.

An arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer

From phone apps that measure light pollution to crowdsourced maps that track parasites, the process of collect

In August 1970, a woman named Patricia Ann Parker filed a paternity suit against Elvis Presley in Los Angeles Superior Court.

A unique center officially opens on April 3 at Arizona State University, housed within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.


Arizona State University's Emerge, a festival of futures, interweaves art, science and technology to explore the future in evocative ways.

Sustainability shouldn’t only be taught within the walls of universities. It should also be an integral part of kindergarten through high school (K–12) curriculum.

Solar and other renewable forms of energy are quickly gaining momentum — in many places, building entirely new renewable energy projects

In the Sea of Cortez, whales come up for kisses.

The place is teeming with life, and a biology class from Arizona State University came to life there earlier this month.

With a growing global population, farmers are working hard to feed the world. Throw climate change into the mix and maintaining a thriving, high-yield farm becomes even harder.

Is space the final frontier for the benefit of all mankind — or possibly the world’s new battleground?

At a time when technology shapes every facet of our lives, there’s a growing consensus that its role should be evaluated in a social context so that questions of impact and consequences are conside

The 18th annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival, held at Arizona State University Feb.


Arizona State University recently earned six prestigious Department of Energy awards, totaling nearly $5.7 million, ranking it first among university recipients of 

An English master’s student, a business sophomore and an urban planning undergrad walk into a classroom. There is no punchline here, and they are all in the right place.

From the rise of artificial intelligence to the future of water, Arizona State University faculty and students discussed a slew of science topics at the annual meeting of the American Association f

Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once a

Afrofuturism is a long-emerging art and cultural movement that views music, literature, films and television through a black lens.

For the last three years, a research team based at Arizona State University, led by the School for the Future of Innovation in Society Professor and Founding Dir

Imagine a perfect day in metro Phoenix: no traffic congestion and autonomous vehicles glide commuters through the streets, hitting nothing but green lights.


When Di Bowman was making the move from Michigan to Arizona, she had found just the right home. But there was one flaw, and it was a deal-breaker.

Arizona State University was among 96 higher education institutions in 16 countries with students claiming the title of University Innovation Fellow for fall 2018.  

Where can you experience 23 hours and 45 minutes of light in one day?

Where can you hear a constant chorus of the snap, crackle and pop of glaciers?

Arizona State University is pleased to announce the permanent establishment of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, furthering the institution’s efforts to become a global le



Gene-edited babies. In-home speakers that never stop recording. Social networks selling companies your personal … well, everything.

Arizona State University announced this week the three finalist teams selected to represent the institution in a national pitch competition in January focused on addressing the needs of the middle

Given the enormous attention recently trained on a Chinese

As Arizona State University senior sustainability scientists Nalini Chhetri and 

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Ashley Randall, associate professor in Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, is one of 24 professors chosen to attend the Jewish National Fund’s 2018 Winter Faculty F

As a new Arizona State University faculty member, Kirk Jalbert came armed with an array of multidisciplinary experiences and a zeal for exploring how local communities respond to environmental issu

What else do science and technology PhD students do when they graduate besides work in the academy? 


The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes opened its doors to a broad audience to discuss how science policy should govern a rapidly approaching future, who should be involved, what tools w

SFIS celebrated the culmination of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project with three live performance events that explored the themes of Mary Shelley’

Things we learned at the first day of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting:

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University welcomes four new faculty members this semester whose varied backgrounds will expand the expertise, research interests

Discarded pizza boxes. Empty energy-drink cans. Dozens dancing. And hundreds of people cracking, hacking and tapping away on laptops during a 36-hour marathon binge.

Editor's note: ASU Juris Doctor candidate Ember Van Vranken recently


In 2015, world leaders agreed to establish 17 goals to achieve a better world by 2030. An end to poverty and hunger. Clean water and energy. Gender equality and decent work.

From the horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed skywalk hovering 4,700 feet above the Grand Canyon floor to the highest dam in the Western Hemisphere towering 726 feet above the Colorado River, engineeri

Every time we turn on the news, log in to social media or visit a store, we are inundated with references to smart technologies.

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Capturing a big, complex idea in 60 seconds is not easy.

Autumn means looking forward to the first crisp evenings and breaking out the cozy layers — elsewhere in the country, that is.

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A multidisciplinary group of Arizona State University faculty will spend the next two years researching and implementing new ways to improve services and reduce costs for some of Maricopa County’s

Recent and ongoing changes to U.S.

A Hollywood director fired for comments tweeted a decade ago.

Students traveling with SFIS professors to Nepal and Greece this summer gained invaluable insight into themselves and intercultural awareness during their experience applying concepts lea


A lack of sustainable energy sources in far-flung underdeveloped regions is among the most daunting roadblocks to quality of life still plaguing much of the world.

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Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has joined Arizona State University as University Profe


Each year, more than 32 million millennials, hipsters and music aficionados attend music festivals in the U.S., camping, clapping and dancing. Just imagine the energy.


If you could start any project right now, what would it be?

Arizona State University and Hiroshima University in Japan have entered into an agreement that will promote academic exchange and develop joint research and educational programs.

2018 Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academy of Science, astrophysicist, researcher, concertmaster/violinist, activist, policy director, scholar of classical Greek literature… just a few of t


Arizona State University’s reputation for innovation is not based on the ideas of just a few people, but on the collective creativity of everyone.

Arizona State University Associate Professor Diana Bowman has been selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as one of 31 recipients of the 2018 

How should urban planners and policy-makers manage autonomous vehicles?

In the midst of the Andean mountains surrounded by volcanoes, a group of ASU students visited the second largest supercomputer in South America, which cranks out data analysis for university


Tragic history was made recently in Tempe when a self-driving car hit and killed a human

Earlier this week, the first fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle occurred in Tempe, Arizona.

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A good book can transport the reader into a faraway universe filled with rich detail.

Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once a

Many universities have a presence in Washington, D.C.: a lobbyist, an internship coordinator, or a few folks who hand out swag and try to wrangle money out of federal agencies.

Science fiction books and movies have largely formed the public's worldview of artificial intelligence, often clouding the truth on where we stand with the technology.


Some of Arizona State University's best and brightest professors are headed back to the classroom. Kind of ...

The internet. We use it every day, all day, and barely think about it.

The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has ushered in a new creation — but it’s something entirely different than the familiar eponymous creature.

Access to energy is at the nexus of many social problems, and improving the ability of people to gain access to affordable, reliable energy could help mitigate the effects of poverty and a ho

A program created to cultivate emerging leaders as a force against climate change has chosen ASU student Kayla Kutter, who is pursuing concurrent master’s degrees, as one of its scholars.

When a teenaged Nikki Stevens built her first website, she did not foresee the barriers she would encounter in pursuit of her newfound passion.


Cindy McCain told a roomful of young people that even if they haven’t yet found the cause that moves them, they soon will.



There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017.

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It started with a dance.

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to eliminate net neutrality.

Nearly 60 middle and high school students spent a special day meeting with scientific mentors and touring the state-of-the-art research laboratories up close at the


When trawlers head out to sea to fish for halibut, tuna and swordfish, fishermen spend hours attaching glow sticks near hooks so fish can see the bait.

Super strong people. Elephants the size of house cats. Whippets with the build of pitbulls. Apples that don’t turn brown.

Seven members of Arizona State University are among the 396 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a prestigious international scientific soc

Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought.

Technology is disrupting our lives at an ever increasing pace, but Arizona State University’s futurist in residence has a message about that: Don’t be afraid.

How does one eat part of a mesquite tree or a cactus?

A quarter-century ago, Sean McCafferty was at loose ends and didn’t know what to do with his life.

When inspiration didn’t strike, he turned to the Army.


Disruptors and innovations in the immediate future, and their impact on Arizona transportation and the workforce will be the focus of this year’s State of Our State Conference, the annual signature

ASU’s cybersecurity guru said before a U.S.

In 2000, it was discovered that a breast-cancer cell line used in thousands of studies was actually a melanoma cell.


The problem was simple but serious.

Criticism of Facebook began last week after a news report said the social network enabled advertisers to seek out self-described anti-Semites and, revealed this week, published Russ

What kinds of work and recreation will the residents of Tempe experience in 2040? Will residents be using electric, self-driving cars for mobility?

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Arizona State University aims to position public libraries as key facilitators of citizen science, a collabora

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Study abroad programs give participants — faculty and students alike — an opportunity to learn alongside others in order to understand cultures different from our own, gain valuable insights, chall

The Social Science Research Council’s InterAsia Program recently selected Britt Crow-Miller as an SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellow for the 2017-2

When scientists at Oregon Health and Science University announced Wednesday that they had successfully performed the first-ever gene editing of a human embryo to fix a mutation that causes a common


Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) is an experiential education program designed to teach participants about the relationships between sci

In the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, an area that extends 3,500 kilometers across eight nations including Nepal and India, approximately 210 million smallholder farmers engage in a practice known as

SFIS faculty, students, alumni, and affiliates were active participants in the 15th


There’s an exciting change under way in the scientific community.

A team of students from ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has been selected as a finalist to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York


Reena Patel is a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.

Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is known for pioneering a new field of study around the invention and adoption of marine conservation technology.

Ana Lopez was lucky enough to find a job working at the Arizona House of Representatives shortly after graduating from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

The Faculty Women’s Association’s Distinguished Graduate Student Achievement Award acknowledges exceptional scholarship, research, creativity, and performance in leadership and service.

Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going af


Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

The Computing Research Association, in consultation with the National Science Foundation, has appointed Nadya Bliss, director of ASU’s

When considering challenges such as staying on track for an on-time graduation, taking time away from family or work obligations and making a big dent in finances, the 


The fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) announced its selection of 67 nurse practitioner leaders from across the country for induc

For International Women’s Day on March 8, a range of female professors at ASU shared names of women they consider to be influential and inspiring.  

WEST POINT, New York (February 22, 2017) -- The Army Cyber Institute at West Point and Arizona State University are pleased to announce the publication of A Widening Attack Plain, a new repo

Miles Brundage had just defended his dissertation proposal when he was offered a fellowship position at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute.


Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley imagined a doctor who created a new life form using lightning and stolen body parts.

Today, Ali Schachtschneider grows — and wears — edible skin.

A roomful of teachers are huddled in groups around pages of text, hurriedly highlighting, circling and underlining certain words and phrases.

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute recently released its 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Rep


During World War II, the government assembled the nation’s top scientists and tasked them with solving problems to win the war.

It seems like our most pressing global challenges are growing ever more complex and interconnected, from climate change and migrant crises to childhood poverty and economic inequality.

Congratulations to the following students

The Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Te

In one of his first major acts, President Donald Trump formally withdrew the U.S. from a trade deal that became a flashpoint during the election.

Most people don't like talking about risk. Andrew Maynard is an exception.



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If you’re Laura Hosman, bringing educational resources to rural areas is what you do.


A cheap and radical tool that enables geneticists and researchers to edit genomes easily by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence is causing a stir among scientists.

A multidisciplinary group works to develop guidance for policymakers, scientists and society for responsible innovation in neuro-related technology and research.


Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of futurists and visionaries gathered in a Santa Monica beachside hotel to conjure the future 50 years hence for director Steven Spielberg’s fea

During a flu pandemic, a homeless woman gets information from the city on how to stay healthy and takes it back to her community of homeless people.


Arizona State University has been at the forefront of getting ordinary people involved in “citizen science” — gathering information and learning to solve everyday problems.

Marketplace solutions work for many needs, but not all of them — particularly some of the most basic ones.

Growing up in Mexico City, Carlo Altamirano-Allende envisioned a career as a physicist. He had the education. But his heart pulled him in another direction.


As autumn looms and temperatures drop (at least for for most of the world), Arizona State University’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project stirs to life wit


In sunny Arizona, shade is a precious element of the landscape. Pedestrians follow circuitous routes under trees, awnings and shade structures – rewarded by a more comfortable journey.

Important ethical and legal questions are coming up with the rapid expansion of neuroscience and neurotechnology: Among them, how far is too far when it comes to science and the human brain?  

Many islands in the Pacific Ocean lack two things that are essential for accessing information and performing educational pursuits: a library and the internet.

Apple announced the features of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this week, and among the changes stirring the most reactions is the elimination of the headphone jack.

Photo: PhD student Carlo Altamirano and Associate Director Clark Miller (center) with Pakistani scholars Nafeesa Irshad, 


“Science, pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble.”

There is a lot of scientific knowledge in the world, but very little of that knowledge is readily available to people who make decisions about things like water use, farming practices or waste disp


Not everybody is a fan of sci-fi.

After he arrives in the desert with his students, everyone pitches camp. The students yell and falter at setting up their tents.

David Guston, director of School for the Future of Innovation in Society, reflects on the author's "diagnosis of the fear, alienation, and anomie with which people responded to the combination of r


A diverse group of Arizona State University students experienced a whole new world when they journeyed to Morocco in May to observe and study the complexities of sustainable development in the vill

Two hundred years ago, in the early morning hours of June 16, Mary Shelley found herself possessed by a waking dream in which she “saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the


Sci Tech host Hari Sreenivasan interviews SFIS Professor of Practice Darlene Cavalier about SciStarter, a website she founded to link interested people with  citizen science projects: 

Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations.

Ever-expanding and increasingly capable technology is shaping modern life. And those rapid advances bring both opportunities and challenges to our society.

A 32-year Arizona State University tradition continues as nearly 400 Hispanic students will take the Wells Fargo Arena stage on Saturday to be recognized for achieving their academic goals.

Three of Arizona State University’s top professors have been recognized for combining their passion for teaching with engagement with the larger world in ways that help ASU students become master l

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

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

ASU's Wells Fargo Arena was filled with sports fans this past Friday, but not to cheer on the Sun Devils' latest basketball game — or any traditional game for that matter.


Tiny wings seeded with pig cells. An ear seeming to grow out of a man’s arm. DNA “fingerprinting” that produces images of smiley faces and copyright symbols.

The chairs of the wheelchair rugby players look like they were buried in a rockslide: nicked, scratched, dented and dinged.

Gaming has come a long way since the flashing lights and plinking sounds of 1980s corner arcades.

When a super cyclone slammed into the northeast coast of India in October 1999, winds with top speeds of 160 miles per hour and tidal surges of 26 feet battered the coast, killing almost 10,000 peo

A new report from ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute calls for innovative adaptation efforts to deal with climate risks.


Arizona State University today announced a five-year initiative, FutureH2O, to flip the global conversation about water on its head and focus on the abundance of water and how to create it instead

Risks and rewards of employing stratospheric sulfate aerosols to alter climate

President Barack Obama arrived Sunday afternoon in Cuba, the first visit of a sitting American president to that country in 88 years.

One of the scarier aspects of the Zika virus is the suggested correlation between microcephaly — a birth defect in which a baby’s head is significantly smaller than normal — and an infected mother.


"Year One: Life at ASU" is a periodic photo series following five freshmen navigating their first year at ASU.

The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University has been ranked 10th worldwide among science and technology think tanks in the re

Arizona State University has been named the most innovative college in the country, and now select Sun Devil students are taking part in one of the U.S.


Brian David Johnson is smarter than you are. 

When thousands of negotiators and scientists descended on Paris in December to reach an historic agreement on lowering the planet’s rising temperatures, they were followed by thousands of press.

For many museums, their popularity and reputation ride on how many Renoirs or one-of-a-kind relics they have in their collections. Not so with science museums.

Renowned futurist, technologist and author Brian David Johnson, who left his position at the Intel Corporation in January, will be joining Arizona State University as Futurist in Residence for spri



Read the headlines on any given day and it’s easy to become discouraged about tragic events happening all around the world.

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society celebrated its first cohort of graduates since becoming a new academic unit at Arizona State University in Aug

Federal Aviation Administration officials are estimating there will be more than one million drones gifted during this year's holiday season.

Innovation. It is a term that invokes hope, visions of the future, times and places that are different — and better — than today.


Arizona State University's David Guston was recently interviewed by the magazine International Innovation about the university's School for the Future of Innovation in Society.


Innovation is a complicated business.