Civil unrest

A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers

June 4, 2020

Martin Luther King did not call for violence, but said “peace is not merely the absence of this tension, but the presence of justice"

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Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

May 29, 2020

We know the virus has a deadly impact on the human body. But its impact on our mental health may be deadly too.


What would it feel like to touch a cloud?

May 28, 2020

What would it feel like to touch a cloud? – Violet V., age 6, Somerville, Massachusetts You might already know how it feels to touch a cloud without realizing it. Water vapor in your bathroom can fog up the mirror. Water evaporates and rises up into the sky, condensing to...


Pairing lasers with microwaves makes mind-bogglingly accurate electronic clocks

May 28, 2020

Armed with this level of performance, a new generation of microwave timekeeping opens the door for many scientific and technological advances Time and frequency standards are a key part of technologies we have come to rely on in our daily lives, from GPS navigation and cellphone networks to the electrical...

Forest Cat

We wanted to know where Madagascar’s mysterious ‘forest’ cats came from. What we found

May 18, 2020

The origin(s) of Madagascar “forest” or “wild” cats has long been a mystery

Elm Leaf Beetle

Elm leaf beetles are just one of the introduced species that suppress American elms

April 29, 2020

Introductions, both accidental and purposeful, frequently have tragic consequences American elms, Ulmus americana , are native to North America from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia and from Texas to Florida. They grow 60 to 80 feet tall, with a thick trunk, the shape of a vase and a domed crown 40...

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Together apart, remote teaching: the bell never rings

April 23, 2020

Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to ‘talking to students and colleagues in the hall, and just walking around in a place where curiosity and learning is putting that good shine in everyone’s eyes

Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper adds spice to spring

April 16, 2020

The flowers of salt and pepper are tiny and arranged into compound groups called umbels, or bouquets in the shape of an umbrella

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Together apart: Excited to be back on campus to learn lab techniques

April 16, 2020

'The experience helped me see how helpful CU Boulder is in crises, and it reminded me that I tend to focus better on class material when it’s taught in-person,' student says

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Together apart: This has been a tough row to hoe

April 9, 2020

'My personal response has been to persevere, to try my best to stay on top of my schoolwork and get the most out of my education,' student says