Arizona State University

Space

Space Becomes Affordable If Your Spacecraft Is 3 Centimetres Small

Arizona State University’s “SunCubes” are under 100g, making a launch affordable even for hobbyists.
Victoria Turk
4.7.16
diet

Diet-Shaming Just Makes People Eat More Junk

It would seem that food warnings actually “backfire” and make unhealthy foods even more appealing to dieters.
Nick Rose
1.29.16
love

Getting Married Means the End of Your Heavy Drinking Days

New research shows that getting hitched can be a major factor in reducing heavy drinking, even for those who just can't seem to let go of their love of the bottle.
Hilary Pollack
8.4.15
Science

Chomsky and Krauss: Why Send Humans to Space When We Can Send Robots?

The two prominent public intellectuals argue manned missions are essentially political posturing that yield little science.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.23.15
Culture

Teaching Robots to Appreciate Poetry

Turning metaphor into metadata.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.20.15
Stuff

An Iraqi Painter Moved to America for a Better Life and Got Robbed Anyway

Iraqi immigrant Bassim Al-Shaker has been beaten up and burglarized for the art he creates, which are mostly oil paintings of landscapes and horses.
Troy Farah
8.25.14
Bad Cop Blotter

You Should Be Able to Talk Back to the Police Without Getting Assaulted

An Arizona State University professor was thrown to the ground by a rookie cop after a routine interaction got out of hand—and it's the civilian getting charged with assault in the aftermath.
Lucy Steigerwald
6.30.14
Stuff

Starbucks’ Tuition Reimbursement Is Profoundly Depressing

The new Starbucks deal might seem like a win-win, but it's really just part of Howard Schultz's political agenda.
Peter Lawrence Kane
6.24.14