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Times Higher Education | February 02, 2016

Arizona State University, King's College in London and Australia's University of New South Wales is teaming up for an international alliance PLuS that aims to target global challenges related to sustainability, health and educational attainment.

The Arizona Republic | February 01, 2016

This Fact Check column looked into the claim that most attacks against the U.S. have been carried out by homegrown terrorists. Peter Bergen, director of Arizona State University's Center on the Future of War and author of "The United States of Jihad," confirmed the claim that every deadly jihadist attack since 9/11 has been carried out by a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Smithsonian Magazine | February 01, 2016

Based on a discovery in Chilean desert, Arizona State University scientists Steven Ruff and Jack Farmer suggested that the opaline silica protrusions found inside Mars's Gusev Crater might have been sculpted by microbes, indicating possible evidence of past life on Mars.

The New Yorker | January 26, 2016

Penned by Arizona State University theoretical physicist, cosmologist and professor Lawrence M. Krauss, the opinion piece explains the decision to set the "Doomsday Clock" at 11:57 p.m. According to the article, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists designed the clock "...to represent the existential threat to humanity posed by nuclear weapons."
Krauss chairs the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors, a group of scientists that includes six Nobel Laureates, which was created by Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer after the Second World War as an advisory body for the Bulletin.

Nature | January 26, 2016

In this Nature Magazine article, Arizona State University researcher Clive Wynne, who studies canine behavior, weighed in on the effectiveness of crowdsourcing information from pet owners regarding their canines' behavior. Insight regarding dog behavior as it relates to genetic makeup can lead to useful findings regarding canine cognitive dysfunction and compulsive disorder. These cognitive disorders are comparable to dementia and Alzheimer's Disease in humans.