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ASU sleep study reveals lack of good sleep can worsen social inequality

Arizona PBS | December 07, 2018

A new study by Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics shows that lack of sleep could exacerbate social inequality. Connor Sheehan, a professor in the school, tells us more about his report.

Cancer researchers seek method to identify cancer cell mutations

Arizona PBS | December 07, 2018

The aggressive form of cancer is caused by a mutation in cells. Dr. Joshua LaBaer of Arizona State University’s BioDesign Institute and his partner are trying to figure out what is causing those mutations and that would lead to better treatments.

Geminid 2018 meteor shower: How to see the year's best meteor shower over Arizona

AZcentral | December 07, 2018

Meteor activity is expected to pick up over the next week with the Geminid meteor shower peaking on the night of Thursday, Dec. 13, into the early morning of Friday, Dec. 14. That's when the shower produces the most meteors — at a rate of 80 to 100 per hour.

Asteroid sample-return mission arrives to collect primordial rocks of the solar system

Smithsonian Magazine | December 05, 2018

“For decades, samples were glaringly missing from the study of Mars,” says Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.

Will Mars missions make humans sick? Here's what we know

National Geographic | December 05, 2018

“We better figure out what the microbes are doing in response to the spaceflight environment before you just send humans up there for long-term flight,” says Cheryl Nickerson of Arizona State University.

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