When love hurts, a placebo can help

April 26, 2017

Feeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you’re doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception of pain.Read more »

Spelling-bee champ muses on luck and rockets

April 25, 2017

Ben Lenger is surprisingly nonchalant about winning the 2017 Barnes & Noble Regional Spelling Bee. But perhaps that’s no surprise. The seventh grader at Sunset Middle School in Longmont is an old hand at spelling bees, and has learned that anything can happen.Read more »

Russian Jewish immigrants, from rescue to rejection

April 25, 2017

Russian Jewish American artists, scholars examine the immigrant experience at a time of increasing threat.Read more »

From Russia, with knowledge

April 25, 2017

CU Boulder political scientist Sarah Sokhey, who has watched evolution of Putin’s Russia up close, isn’t surprised by reports of election meddling and doesn’t see Russia as predestined to become less democratic.Read more »

Striving to help women feel they belong in physics

April 25, 2017

Young women might think they’re alone as they struggle with complex scientific concepts, but STEM-education experts want to reassure them that most people struggle and can, with persistence, succeed.Read more »

Educators to get their RAP on

April 24, 2017

For the first time next fall, CU Boulder will host a Residential Academic Program for students interested in not only learning how to learn, but learning how to teach, as well, as Sewall Hall will host the first RAP for would-be educators.Read more »

In roundworms, fats tip the scales of fertility

April 20, 2017

Proper nutrition can unleash amazing powers, moms have always assured us, frequently citing Popeye the Sailor Man as evidence. Now, two CU Boulder scientists have confirmed just how potent some nutrients can be.Read more »

Potentially habitable 'super-Earth' is prime target for atmospheric study

April 19, 2017

The study of alien worlds is entering its next phase as astronomers amass the best planets outside our Solar System to look for signs of life. A newly discovered “super-Earth” orbiting in the habitable zone of a nearby small star, has catapulted itself to the top of that list.Read more »

Student unlocks mysteries of Norlin’s Tibetan Buddhist texts

April 17, 2017

As an undergraduate at Siena College, Eben Yonnetti, on a whim, went on a study abroad trip to Nepal to study in the Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples program. Yonnetti eventually became so engaged with Tibetans and Tibetan culture that he decided to study Tibetan language and religious practices and ideasRead more »

New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems

April 17, 2017

According to a new paper led by CU Boulder, current wildfire policy can’t adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing.Read more »