purple western aster

Western aster gives hope for managing cheatgrass

Nov. 14, 2023

In Rabbit Valley near the Colorado-Utah border, some signs indicate that aster could stymie the dominance of the invasive species.

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Small but not simple, bacteria compute without thinking

Sept. 1, 2023

New CU Boulder research shows that bacteria harness physical laws to operate at the edge of chaos and use calcium to independently diversify and find a place to settle down.

mountain research station

‘Classroom in the sky’ inspires generations of researchers, students

June 2, 2023

As the Mountain Research Station celebrates turning 100, a look back on its history—and toward its future.

Fireflies in the forest

Physicists win prestigious Sloan Fellowships

Feb. 22, 2023

Orit Peleg and Shuo Sun are among 125 early-career scholars who represent ‘the most promising scientific researchers working today.’