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Research explores life after weight-loss surgery

ASU social scientists are asking bariatric surgery patients to share their experiences with obesity and weight loss.

Relieving pain without pills

In a world where there’s a pill for everything, researchers in ASU’s Psychology Department are taking a different approach to chronic pain.

Beyond GamerGate: Addressing anti-feminist violence online

Every day, marginalized groups face threats to their personal security online. ASU professor Jacqueline Wernimont has joined with activists and academics to fight back.

Carbon policy—Think globally, act locally

Why is it so difficult to enact policies that reduce carbon dioxide emissions? ASU researchers explain some of the challenges.

Series: Carbon and climate change

ASU researchers are working on new approaches to addressing climate change related to the most abundant human-produced greenhouse gas--carbon dioxide.

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.

Beyond human: Researchers explore transhumanism

Since the earliest stone tools, people have relied on technology to enhance their abilities. But will we eventually integrate with our tech so completely that we cease to be human?

Human-nature relationship: “It’s complicated”

As humans impact the environment, the environment impacts us, in turn. ASU researcher Michael Barton studies this complex relationship.

Curbing urban sprawl

Phoenix is dominated by its suburban sprawl, but this model is unsustainable over the long term. ASU researchers have found that sprawl retrofitting can be a solution.

Ten things you probably didn’t know about dogs

From scavenger roots to a multibillion dollar industry, dogs' relationship with humans is long and sometimes surprising.

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