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Older adults taking popular sleep medicine at risk for falls and cognitive impairment, study finds

January 13, 2011

Adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more at risk for nighttime falls and potential injury, according to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Extent of corruption in countries around the world tied to earthquake fatalities

January 12, 2011

A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.

Bloggers' Word Choice Bares Their Personality Traits, Study by CU-Boulder Researcher Finds

January 10, 2011

Words convey meaning, but our choice of specific words also conveys details about our personalities, new research confirms. For example, extraverts are likely to use the word "mouth" frequently, and "open" personalities are likely to use words like "folk," "poetry" and "universe."

Men With Macho Faces Attractive to Fertile Women, Researchers Find

January 07, 2011

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types.

Colorado Business Leaders Optimistic Going Into First Quarter, Says CU Leeds School Index

January 04, 2011

Colorado business leaders' confidence bounced back to pre-recession levels going into the first quarter of 2011, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Sea Levels Rising in Parts of Indian Ocean, According to New Study

July 13, 2010

Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Gulf Oil Spill, Haiti Earthquake Among Topics at CU-Boulder's Natural Hazards Workshop July 10-13

July 01, 2010

The social impacts of the Gulf oil spill and the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake are among the topics to be addressed at the annual workshop of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Natural Hazards Center July 10-13.

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