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Researchers, assemble!

ASU faculty and student researchers help put the science in science fiction and the fact in fantasy at the annual Phoenix Comicon.

Big, bigger, biggest: Data in the digital age

Advances in technology are generating vast quantities of data. The "big data" enables new research and personalized experiences, but poses challenges for privacy and security.

Humanities infuse research with history, culture and meaning

How do humans assign value and meaning? What is the role of religion in our lives? Do we owe anything to the natural environment? Many of life’s deepest questions can't be studied in a test tube or solved with an algorithm. They can only be explored through the humanities.

Words to remember: Digital archives help immigrants share their stories

Researchers at ASU are collecting stories from immigrants to the U.S. and finding information that doesn’t typically get included in history books.

For a human problem, a humanities solution

A group of scholars at Arizona State University is addressing long-term sustainability problems by using a potent combination of humanistic scholarship and scientific research.

Medieval Geese Book gets multimedia treatment

Using modern, multisensory technology, ASU researchers have brought to life a 500-year-old manuscript.

Writing the story of a sustainable future

At ASU, students, researchers and well-known science fiction authors are working together to create inspiring narratives that will spark progress toward a better, more sustainable future.

Science fiction: Shaping the future

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.

Connecting with Yasmin Saikia

As the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies at ASU's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Yasmin Saikia studies people as the agents of change for developing peace.

The monsters among us

Halloween provides science fiction fans with an excuse to celebrate all things spooky. But researchers say our fascination with zombies, vampires and the like reflects on the state of society.

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