With signs for flu shots festooning grocery stores and clinics, the onset of flu season is heralded with as much fervor — if less enthusiasm — than Christmas. Conversations with two ASU scientists revealed promising future developments.
The question of why big animals don't get more cancer than small ones is a long-standing mystery, and today all eyes are on the elephant, thanks to research by Arizona State University associate professor Carlo Maley.
Black-market collectors willing to pay hundreds of thousands for rare cactuses are putting more than 30 percent of the species at risk for extinction, according to a paper released Monday. ASU conservation biologist Jan Schipper contributed to the study.
Fluctuations in extreme weather events, such as heavy rains and droughts, are affecting ecosystems in unexpected ways — creating “winners and losers” among plant species that humans depend upon for food.
A new exhibit at the Arizona State University Natural History Collection combines a whimsical art exhibit with the gems of the fossil collection to offer an opportunity to learn about evolution, extinction, geology and paleontology.
Recently scientists like ASU's Arianne Cease have begun connecting the dots of locust swarms to land-use patterns. Their findings are leading to new ways to combat an ancient problem – by bringing human behavior into the equation.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Arizona State University — and three partner institutions — a three-year, $3.6 million grant to study how healthy brains create memories of odors, as well as how they fail when affected by disease.
Is it time to cut a deal with Japan on whaling? The three-decade moratorium on commercial whaling isn't working, and ASU marine conservation biologist Leah Gerber has floated the idea of a compromise on the outright ban.