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Hearing hate speech primes your brain for hateful actions

The Conversation | January 10, 2019

 ASU Professor of Psychology Arthur Glenberg's research focuses on developing a simulation theory, testing it, and using it to create reading comprehension interventions for young children. 

Forget AutoCAD–this app lets you design with DNA

Fast Company | January 07, 2019

The free, open-source software, designed by a team of scientists from MIT and Arizona State University, lets anyone create 2D nanostructures using DNA strands.

Nearly One-Third of Americans Sleep Fewer Than Six Hours Per Night

Smithsonian.com | December 26, 2018

Lead study author Connor Sheehan, a demographer at Arizona State University, tells ASU Now that theories regarding the rise in short sleep may stem from increased stress levels and an uptick in smartphone usage before bedtime.


How the Oumuamua mystery shook up the search for space aliens

NBC News | December 25, 2018

Paul Davies at Arizona State University has enlisted students to comb through archival images of the lunar surface to see if they can find evidence of any alien “technosignatures.”

Listening to nature: How sound can help us understand environmental change

The Conversation | December 21, 2018

Garth Paine co-director of ASU’s Acoustic Ecology Lab uses sound to advance environmental awareness and stewardship, and provide critical tools for deeper consideration of sound in nature preserves, urban and industrial design.

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