The latest...


Treehoppers’ environments are defined by their host species

An amplectic pair of treehoppers, Telamona monticola, was on a CU sidewalk beneath a swamp oak tree, Quercus bicolor. I surmised that they tumbled from the tree while delicately adjusting their positions. I collected the treehoppers to photograph them and 7 hours later they were still amplectic; the literature reports a pair that persisted for over 27 hours. T. monticola feed on the sap of a wide variety of oaks from North Dakota to Maine and from Nevada to Florida. Read more
Prototype Detector at CERN

Researchers work to break new ground in the mysteries of universe formation

Our understanding of the universe may soon be changing thanks to the efforts of a thousand scientists from around the world, including two from the University of Colorado Boulder. Read more
Overturned Pill Bottle

Opioids, obesity, not 'despair deaths', raising mortality rates for whites

A new study by CU Boulder mortality researchers found that drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men have soared 25-fold since 1980. But contrary to recent reports, suicide and alcohol-related mortality has not increased substantially. The paper challenges the idea that economically-influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-age white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead. Read more
A patient prepares to undergo radiation therapy.

Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

A revelation in radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE) could have broad implications for cancer patients suffering side effects from radiotherapy. Read more

Scholarship helps students persevere through disability

Many scholarships go to the most gifted students: the smartest, the most talented and, of course, the fastest and strongest. CU Boulder’s Robert Wyant Scholarship is granted to students who might be none of the above, but somehow achieve academic success while overcoming the challenges of disability. Read more

Who are those guys slacklining across Norlin Quad?

Three enterprising members of Slackers at CU, the CU Boulder slacklining club, discuss their approach to their craft and expose how their athletic discipline impacts their lives off the line. Read more
Nuclear Cloud

Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

Scientists and students from CU Boulder and Rutgers are calculating the environmental and human impacts of a potential nuclear war using the most sophisticated scientific tools available. Read more
Photograph of Mars

Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

A colossal impact with a large asteroid early in Martian history may explain several of the planet's mysteries, including the formation of its moons. Read more
Cross-Coupling Experiment

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

The process by which pharmaceutical drugs are created might soon be changing due to the research by one University of Colorado Boulder professor. Read more
Dan Sawyer

Local entrepreneur tackles athletic turf field safety, proving there’s more beneath the surface

Dan Sawyer (history '88) is taking an ecological and humanities-minded approach to guarding the well-being of professional, student and recreational athletes, alike. Read more
Academic Coaching Staff

Struggling students raise GPAs with help from new academic coaching team

Academic coaching is a new type of personalized support for underperforming students that helps them succeed. Read more
Baker image

Interview with Stripped Bare author Shannon Baker

Stripped Bare is the focus of the Friends of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ Just Desserts event at 5 p.m., August 3, in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law building. Read more
More Recent News Stories



Inside the Greenhouse, climate discourse cools down

Professors in theatre, biology and environmental studies team up to focus on creatively communicating climate science through the arts and social sciences.
Eggert Photo
CU Renaissance lit scholar coins 'disknowledge' years before 'alternative facts'
Mysteries of the Teenage Brain
Enter the Biography
Primate extinction looms, but hope remains, scientist says