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Welcome to The Origins Blog. Here we share insights from behind the scenes interviews with our prestigious guests and colleagues, new and inspired perspectives from what we learn and discover about our origins, and a bit of the unexpected about our events and what goes on behind the scenes.

  • Meet Trailblazing Science Journalist Mariette DiChristina

  • Posted on April 11, 2016 - 4:34pm
  • As the eighth Editor-in-Chief of SCIAM, and the first woman to hold the position in 170 years, Mariette DiChristina is a true science enthusiast and journalist with more than 20 years of experience. She is also the Origins Project’s esteemed guest at the upcoming Trailblazing for Science: An Evening with Mariette DiChristina.

  • Building Einstein from the Archive: An Interview with Diana Kormos-Buchwald, Part 1

  • Posted on March 31, 2016 - 3:11pm
  • In January 2015 I had the pleasure to speak with preeminent Einstein scholar and professor of history at California Institute of Technology, Diana Kormos-Buchwald. Buchwald is the director of the Einstein Papers Project, a multi-university project that is working to organize and digitize the massive archive of materials from Albert Einstein’s life.

  • Sun Devil Giving Day 2016

  • Posted on March 15, 2016 - 4:04pm
  • Sun Devil Giving Day is your chance to give to the programs, projects and people you care about at ASU and show the strength that comes from being the largest public university in the U.S.

  • “I Know How You Feel”: Empathy and Literature

  • Posted on March 7, 2016 - 3:05pm
  • One of the core essences of what makes us human is our beautiful ability for empathy. Empathy is a potential psychological motivator for helping others in distress. It can be defined as the ability to feel or imagine another person’s emotional experience. The ability to empathize is an important part of social and emotional development, affecting an individual’s behavior toward others and the quality of social relationships.

  • The life and death of America’s Super Collider, an interview with Jerry Staub

  • Posted on February 17, 2016 - 2:32pm
  • My name is Jerry Staub. I’m here because we’re both interested in a very important science project, called the Superconducting Super Collider, which I was heavily involved in. I became executive director of an industry consortium of companies (The National Association for the Superconducting Super Collider) that were building components for the Super Collider, in 1992.

  • The Evolution of Evolution: Why Darwin Still Matters

  • Posted on February 16, 2016 - 10:15am
  • Arizona took a step forward today toward recognizing the importance of science within our world culture with AZ Senate Resolution 1001, a measure to celebrate Charles Darwin. Otherwise known as “Darwin Day,” this day honors naturalist and geologist Darwin for his work on evolution, including 1859’s On the Origin of Species, considered by some to be “the most important biological book ever written,” and the foundation of what would become our current understanding of natural selection and species evolution.

  • Talking Climate and Education in Antarctica: An Interview with Lawrence Krauss

  • Posted on February 8, 2016 - 10:23am
  • I got the opportunity to sit down with Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss during The Origins Project cruise to Antarctica. I was excited to talk to him because of the unique opportunity to learn more about cosmology, climate change, and how our society can improve science education.

  • 2015 Year in Review

  • Posted on January 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
  • In 2015 The Origins Project took part in some incredible science, outreach, and educational experiences, bringing the best minds in the world to ASU, and taking ASU to the farthest reaches of the planet. We’re excited to reveal our plans for 2016 in the coming weeks, and look forward to creating another year of amazing experiences with forefront scientific programming.