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Elephants provide big clue in fight against cancer

The question of why big animals don't get more cancer than small ones is a long-standing mystery, and today all eyes are on the elephant, thanks to research by Arizona State University associate professor Carlo Maley.

'Astrobiology superstar' to make case for human travel to Mars

Chris McKay, who will be speaking at ASU on Nov. 2, will discuss populating Mars and other issues as part of the Shoemaker Memorial Lecture.

Origins Project awards $50K to outstanding ASU undergraduates, faculty mentors

The Origins Project has announced the recipients of its inaugural Undergraduate Research Scholarship, which awards ASU undergraduates and their faculty mentors.

Aiming high in 2015 United Way campaign

ASU President Michael M. Crow has challenged the ASU community to achieve a goal of $700,000 in United Way pledges — and to go even farther and get to $1 million. It's part of ASU's commitment to helping improve the communities the university serves.

Sci-fi anthology explores futures shaped by journeys through time and space

“Journeys through Time and Space,” a new anthology of creative, thought-provoking visions of the future has been published by Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, Intel’s Tomorrow Project and the Society for Science & the Public.

Don't space out: ASU business professor helps astronauts stay on task

Task shifting – even pulling yourself away from the computer screen to answer a question – can impact productivity. For astronauts, it can increase risks. That's why NASA has commissioned ASU to study it.

ASU expert weighs in on the pros and cons of new Trans-Pacific Partnership

After years of closed-door negotiations and growing uncertainty, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ASU expert Michael Bennett doubts that it will be a great boon to American workers.

Sustainability team studies how cities survive mega storms

With record-strength disasters becoming the new normal — Hurricane Joaquin just the latest — scientists are digging into ways cities can survive them. An ASU sustainability expert is visiting New York and Puerto Rico this week to meet with civic officials.