News Releases

June 23, 2016

When it comes to mitochondrial inheritance, maternal genes rule the day at the expense of paternal ones.  But why?  A new study, published today in the journal Science and led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers, sheds new light on a longstanding biological mystery.

 
June 23, 2016

A group of University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are anxiously awaiting the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter July 4, a mission expected to reveal the hidden interior of the gas giant as well as keys to how our solar system formed.

June 17, 2016

A study led by the University of Adelaide and including the University of Colorado Boulder indicates giant ice age-era mammals that roamed Patagonia until about 12,300 years ago were finally felled by a rapidly warming climate, not by a sudden onslaught of the first human hunters.

June 14, 2016

The ability to understand and empathize with others’ pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the results of a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.

June 13, 2016

Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again, according to a new study led by CU-Boulder.

June 13, 2016

New findings examine the aftermath of the Gorkha earthquake, which struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.

June 13, 2016

Environmental policy leader Alice Madden has been named executive director of Colorado Law's Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, effective July 11.

June 10, 2016

The Milky Way, the brilliant river of stars that has dominated the night sky and human imaginations since time immemorial, is but a faded memory to one third of humanity and 80 percent of Americans, according to a new global atlas of light pollution produced by Italian and American scientists.

 
June 8, 2016

The perpetually ice-covered lakes in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys preserve the dissolved remnants of black carbon from thousand-year-old wildfires as well as modern day fossil fuel use, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. 

June 6, 2016

Galaxies “waste” large amounts of heavy elements generated by star formation by ejecting them up to a million light years away into their surrounding halos and deep space, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

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