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Inside the Greenhouse, climate discourse cools down

July 7, 2017

Professors in theatre, biology and environmental studies team up to focus on creatively communicating climate science through the arts and social sciences.Read more »
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CU Renaissance lit scholar coins 'disknowledge' years before 'alternative facts'

July 6, 2017

Long before "alternative facts" made headlines, University of Colorado Boulder English Professor Katherine Eggert was studying late-Renaissance English writers and coined the term "disknowledge"—or, deliberately choosing to maintain one’s belief in something a writer knows is false.Read more »
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Mysteries of the Teenage Brain

June 8, 2017

Teenagers and young adults think and act differently from grownups. CU Boulder scientist Marie Banich is helping us see why.Read more »
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Enter the Biography

June 8, 2017

In Bruce Lee, CU's Daryl Maeda sees a symbol of the modern world — and the subject of his next book.Read more »
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Primate extinction looms, but hope remains, scientist says

May 1, 2017

The first question in conservation is whether to focus on conserving species or habitat. Anthropologist Joanna Lambert has proposed conservation tactics that focus on particular primate species.Read more »
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This is not your junior-high geography

April 27, 2017

Encompassing South American wildfires, Arctic sea-ice retreat, post-Soviet politics, climate change in Tibet and GIS, CU Boulder geographers keep their fingers on the pulse of a changing world.Read more »
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Wind power you can bank on

Feb. 28, 2017

Incorporating wind energy into today’s electrical grid raises a host of questions about wind forecasting, wind-turbine siting, wind-turbine design in hurricane zones; CU Boulder lab is investigating these and other questions.Read more »
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If ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ can desk workers snuff out risk?

Feb. 28, 2017

CU Boulder research team has found marked health benefits from electric-assist commuter bikes and ‘passive-cycling’; now, the team is studying an under-the-desk cycle that shows similar promise.Read more »
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Let’s (not) talk about sex

Feb. 28, 2017

CU sociologist’s book examines society’s mixed messages to teens about sex In the small, rural Ohio town where Stefanie Mollborn grew up, the prevailing message to teenagers about sex was straightforward: Don’t do it, because it’s morally wrong. In wealthier, liberal places like Boulder, the message tends to be different:... Read more »
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Scholars eye freedom in reverse

Feb. 28, 2017

With help from five graduate students, two CU Boulder professors will conduct a careful study of what happens to citizen engagement when previously liberal democratic nations become more repressive.Read more »

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