Child in front of a laptop

Kids and their computers: Several hours a day of screen time is OK, study suggests

Oct. 12, 2021

New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.

Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people. Jordan Vonderhaar/Stringer via Getty Images News

Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths

Sept. 22, 2021

CU Boulder research finds that carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.

The Jewish High Holy Days commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility

Sept. 1, 2021

Religious calendars and festivals can force people to encounter certain ideas in the year.

Archaeologist and paleoenvironmental researcher Isaac Hart of the University of Utah surveys a melting ice patch in western Mongolia. Peter Bittner, CC BY-ND

Melting Mongolian ice reveals fragile artifacts that provide clues about how past people lived

Aug. 11, 2021

As soaring heat exposes artifacts that provide insights into ancient climate resilience and other important scientific data, the ice loss itself is reducing humanity’s resilience for the years ahead.

applied math research

Low- and middle-income countries lack access to big data analysis – here’s how to fill the gap

July 20, 2021

As statistics continues to play an ever more important role in society, equal access to data resources in developing countries is becoming more essential.

Firework stand

Over 100 fire scientists urge the U.S. West: Skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July

June 30, 2021

With this combination of extreme drought, heat and dry vegetation, all it takes is a spark to ignite a wildfire.

Maasai tribe, anthropology

‘Wrong number? Let’s chat’ Maasai herders in East Africa use misdials to make connections

June 28, 2021

CU Boulder research suggests how Maasai in Tanzania use their phones shows us how technology, error and openess can bring diverse people together.

Satellites can quickly detect and monitor wildfires from space, like this 2017 fire that encroached on Ventura, California. NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US

June 8, 2021

Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S. has entered a new era of megafires. Fire itself is not the problem – it has been characteristic of the North American West for millennia. The problem is when fires, fueled by dry and overgrown forests, grow into giant blazes...

Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala in January 2021. AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

June 8, 2021

Climate change and other environmental stresses have increasingly become drivers of displacement, Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance. Part of the problem is that today’s...

Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose on Sept. 8, 2017. NOAA

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 – here’s what forecasters are watching right now

May 18, 2021

As summer in the Northern Hemisphere approaches, forecasters begin watching every bout of rainy weather between the Gulf of Mexico and Africa.

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