Science & Technology

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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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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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The Neanderthal: Smarter than you think

Jan. 3, 2017

Neanderthals get a bad rap. CU archaeologist Paola Villa is helping set the record straight, suggesting Neanderthals were far more nimble intellectually than they get credit for.Read more »
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Diet-mimicking pill could reverse cardiovascular aging

Jan. 3, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have successfully reversed vascular dysfunction in aging mice with a dietary supplement. The findings have implications for preventing cardiovascular dysfunction and disease during aging in humans.Read more »
Ancient ruins are seen in part of Chaco Canyon.

Ancient Chaco Canyon population likely relied on imported food

Dec. 29, 2016

The ancient Puebloan people, numbered in the thousands, could not have grown enough food where they lived in New Mexico, likely forcing them to import their sustenance, a CU Boulder scientist has discovered.Read more »
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Studying the distant past in the Galápagos Islands

Dec. 20, 2016

A new study pinpoints when the Galápagos Islands developed their unique ecology.Read more »
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Ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar: Going, going, gone?

Dec. 19, 2016

Madagascar's ring-tailed lemurs are in a steep decline because of habitat destruction, bushmeat hunting and illegal capture for the pet trade.Read more »
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CU Boulder researchers receive state grant to study high-potency marijuana effects

Dec. 16, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have been awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to study the effects of using high-potency cannabis concentrates.Read more »
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Local government engagement, decentralized policies can help reduce deforestation

Dec. 12, 2016

Empowering local governments with forestry decisions can help combat deforestation, but is most effective when local users are actively engaging with their representatives, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study.Read more »