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MAVEN spacecraft

MAVEN findings reveal how Mars' atmosphere was lost to space

March 30, 2017

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world.Read more »
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Listening in on the early universe from the far side of the moon

March 27, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5-million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursue the construction of astronomical observatories on the moon.Read more »
Winner Pilar Prostko with Provost Moore, Dean Thompson and Chancellor DiStefano

Prostko presented staff award for excellence in outreach, engagement

March 24, 2017

The Office for Outreach and Engagement is pleased to announce Pilar Prostko, program coordinator and facilitator for CU Dialogues, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement.Read more »
Brad Hall works in a lab.

Colorado labs had hefty economic impact in 2016

March 23, 2017

Federally funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state's economy in 2016 and supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.Read more »
Theater students perform "Odyssey Remixed" | Photo by Ellen Reynerson

Theater outreach program rewrites the classics

March 23, 2017

"Odyssey Remixed" is a modern twist on the ancient text, swapping genders to highlight gender inequity in the original story. The production is being performed as part of an outreach program that brings live theater to local schools and community centers.Read more »
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Gang membership seldom originates in prison, new study suggests

March 22, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder criminologist David Pyrooz found that more juveniles leave gangs than join them while in jail or prison.Read more »
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Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year

March 22, 2017

Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA.Read more »
comet 67P

Comet 67P full of surprises

March 21, 2017

Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system. Imagine growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and massive rolling boulders.Read more »
Gifford Miller at Barnes Ice Cap

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

March 20, 2017

A new study on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic shows that the Barnes Ice Cap, the last remnant of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America, will disappear in a few hundred years.Read more »
Wooden letter cubes (stock image).

First initial of last name could foretell one's success or setback in life

March 17, 2017

There might be more than just hard work to people's successes in life. From an early age, those whose last name starts toward the beginning of the alphabet can have an advantage. The news is not so good for those with last names toward the end of the alphabet.Read more »