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Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

Jan. 20, 2017

New evidence indicates that humans were the primary cause of the Australian megafauna extinction around 45,000 years ago.Read more »
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Colorado business landscape saw strong growth in close of 2016

Jan. 19, 2017

A Leeds School report looking back on the final quarter of 2016 shows robust growth in Colorado for new business formation. Also, the state's energy sector is showing early stages of recovery after having hit bottom and the real estate market is outpacing expansion on the national scale.Read more »
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New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates

Jan. 18, 2017

Researchers have discovered that a protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV.Read more »
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New agreement with Ball Aerospace to support collaborations, talent pipeline

Jan. 17, 2017

Bolstering their 60-year relationship, Ball Aerospace and CU Boulder this week announced a new agreement designed to make it easier for students and faculty to collaborate on research projects with Ball scientists.Read more »
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Beyond Boulder: Students video polar bears to teach about climate change

Jan. 17, 2017

Graduate students Barbara MacFerrin and Ariel Morrison traveled to the Arctic with Jennifer Kay, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, to video polar bears as a way to teach students about climate change.Read more »
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Cloud seeding aims to increase mountain snowfall, power generation

Jan. 13, 2017

A joint research project involving what's called cloud seeding aims to beef up mountain snowfall and, subsequently, power generation. The results hopefully will be applicable to many mountain ranges in the western U.S.Read more »
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Researcher receives prize for work on telomerase, a key driver of cancer

Jan. 12, 2017

Jens Schmidt, a postdoctoral fellow at the BioFrontiers Institute, was just awarded the Damon Runyon-Dale Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists to further his research on how regenerating protective chromosomal caps called telomeres, long believed to preserve youth, can also promote disease.Read more »
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CU Boulder to lead operations for NASA black holes mission

Jan. 11, 2017

CU Boulder students and professionals from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics will operate the satellite for an upcoming NASA mission to investigate exotic astronomical objects like black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.Read more »
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Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho language from the brink of extinction

Jan. 10, 2017

Professor Andrew Cowell and linguistics doctoral student Irina Wagner are working to save the endangered Arapaho language. Along the way they are also preserving the stories, narratives, songs and ethnohistory of the Arapaho.Read more »
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Choral activism: CU composer crafts piece on Flint Water Crisis

Jan. 5, 2017

Andrea Ramsey, associate director of choral studies at CU Boulder, seeks to raise awareness through music for the ongoing tragedy in Flint, Michigan, and tell the stories that may have been lost in the two years since the crisis began.Read more »