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Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter

Scientists have found what may be the universe’s lost sock at the back of the dryer—answering a long-running mystery that astrophysicists have dubbed the “missing baryon problem.” Read more


Task force to examine role, workload of A&S instructors

In the past five decades, the teaching load at CU Boulder has been increasingly borne by instructors instead of tenured or tenure-track faculty, and the College of Arts and Sciences has formed a task force to recommend best practices. Read more


Biochemistry and cinema studies now have department status

At its regular meeting on Thursday at the CU Boulder campus, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to approve a new online Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and two new departments for the Boulder campus. Read more


Three designated A&S employees of the year

Three outstanding colleagues have been designated employees of the year by the College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder. Read more


Early birds less prone to depression

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Read more


Erasing borders through art near Korea's demilitarized zone

As he’s done so many times before, George Rivera will pack up 117 pieces of art into a suitcase and board a plane heading to a place where rifles can seem more common than paintbrushes. Read more


Six CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators

Two young faculty scientists at CU Boulder are among seven Colorado researchers who have won $1.41 million in total funding from the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Awards program. Read more


Smoke season is replacing the monsoon season

My trip was to be three nights long, combining camping and photography, and I longed... Read more


Nobel Laureate, MD-to-be shed light on epigenetic roots of cancer

Forty years after researchers first discovered it in fruit flies, a once-obscure cluster of proteins called PRC2 has become a key target for new cancer-fighting drugs, due to its tendency—when mutated—to bind to and silence tumor suppressing genes. Read more


Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?

Can probiotics fend off mood disorders? It's too early to say with scientific certainty, but a new study suggests that a beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to stress. Read more


The key triggers of 2017's costly wildfire season

New CU Boulder-led research shows that three major “switches” affecting wildfire—fuel, aridity and ignition—were either flipped on and/or kept on longer than expected last year, triggering one of the largest and costliest U.S. wildfire seasons in recent decades. Read more


Cancer in canine companions may suggest human cancer, depending on where you are

Recent advances in veterinary research have suggested that if your dog has cancer, it’s possible you might, too, thanks to toxins in your shared environment. But that research might not tell the whole story, according to new findings. Read more

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