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Employers are quietly using big data to track employee pregnancies

Fortune Magazine | February 17, 2016

Arizona State University law professor James Hodge said that employers using health care analytics companies to track employees' pregnancies may penalize unsuspecting employees, focusing on an example of analytics that might be used for decision-making.


Are antibacterial soaps safe?

The Wall Street Journal | February 15, 2016

This Wall Street Journal article that covers the debate on the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps checks in with Arizona State University Biodesign Center for Environmental Security Director Rolf Halden regarding the impact of the ingredients in such products.

Halden, who studies the impact of mass-produced chemicals on human health and environment, said that while antibacterial soaps play a vital role in "hospitals and health-care settings, but they do not belong in all households, our food supply and our bodies at all times.”


ASU executive VP speaks about the PLuS Alliance

Arizona PBS | February 12, 2016

Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, chief research and innovation officer and executive vice president of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, speaks with Ted Simons regarding ASU's new international alliance called PLuS Alliance with King's College London and the University of New South Wales in Australia to address global challenges with cross-border research in health, sustainability, social justice and innovation.

When Einstein was wrong

The New York Times | February 12, 2016

The discovery of direct evidence of gravitational waves validated one of Albert Einstein's far-reaching theories. However, in this New York Times article, Arizona State University theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss discusses Einstein's four notable errors.

Finding beauty in the darkness

The New York Times | February 11, 2016

In this op-ed, Arizona State University theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, who sparked the rumors regarding the discovery of gravitational waves in September 2015, observes that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory's detection of gravitational waves will "shed light on the evolution of galaxies, stars and gravity" and that understanding gravitational waves will "push our current understanding of physics."

Krauss was also quoted in Wired, and USA Today.


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