Social studies

Science fiction: shaping the future

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Lorraine Longhi

Many of today's technologies were inspired by the work of science fiction writers and artists. ASU researchers harness these creative efforts to inspire real-life innovations.


People and dogs: understanding our bond

Thursday, April 17, 2014
by Diane Boudreau

Why do humans and dogs get along so well? And how can we strengthen that bond where it really counts?

Move over, Monopoly: ASU researchers find families bond over video game play

Thursday, July 25, 2013
by Judy Crawford

For parents, it may not make sense at first. But the video games they think create distance between them and their children could actually bring the family closer together.

Fresh from the farm

Monday, October 22, 2012
story and photos by Allie Nicodemo

Farmers markets make fresh, healthy, local food available to the whole community.

Your opinion counts!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
by Diane Boudreau

To study human behavior, scientists must carefully create surveys that will get them the information they need.

Justice for all

Monday, September 24, 2012
by Allie Nicodemo

From women's rights to climate change, social justice movements work to treat all people fairly.

Tale of a city

Monday, September 24, 2012
By Diane Boudreau, Pete Zrioka and Allie Nicodemo

As the city of Phoenix developed, the environment changed along with it. Some of these changes made it harder for residents to beat the heat.

Hot in the city

Friday, September 28, 2012
by Diane Boudreau

There's no doubt Phoenix is a hot city, especially in the summer. But depending on the landscape, that heat can affect some areas more than others.

Human | Nature

Monday, October 22, 2012
By Sharon Harlan and Diane Boudreau

Scientists at Arizona State University are studying complex environmental challenges that affect our planet and all the living things on it.

Putting stereotypes on the sidelines

Friday, February 3, 2012
by Peggy Coulombe

Sun Devil Spirit SquadDo you think cheerleaders are airheads? Think again. Many of the women you see dancing on the sidelines during games also have degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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