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How the end of Roe v. Wade could shape women’s futures

May 12, 2022

In the wake of this week's leak about a private Supreme Court vote to strike down Roe v. Wade, CU Boulder sociologist Amanda Stevenson discusses how such a ruling could impact women's mortality and the way they live their lives.

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Discovery of cosmic ‘spotlight’ could reveal clues about evolution of galaxies

April 28, 2022

Astrophysicists have discovered a 5.4 billion-year-old megamaser—a beam of laser-like light that emerged when two galaxies crashed into each other

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CU Boulder artist wins national award for art about climate change

April 14, 2022

Amy Hoagland received the top award from new program that recognizes emerging craft artists who advance sustainability through their art

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Report highlights affordable, available ways to mitigate climate change now

April 7, 2022

A new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change brings a dire warning, but also good news

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Why permanent daylight saving time is a bad idea

March 31, 2022

A new bill that recently passed in the U.S. Senate would make daylight saving time permanent. But many in the scientific community are calling for the opposite approach⁠—making standard time permanent.

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How social media data could help predict the next COVID-19 surge

March 24, 2022

CU Boulder scientists have developed a new and more accurate way of forecasting COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations using Facebook data on how people move around and who they're friends with.

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What the Wordle trend can teach us about language and technology

March 9, 2022

Computational linguist Alexis Palmer spoke with CU Boulder Today about the popular online word game, strategies to win and how Wordle offshoots could benefit lesser-known languages.

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Hotter, Drier Nights Mean More Runaway Fires

Feb. 17, 2022

Nighttime fires have become more intense in recent decades, as hot, dry nights are more commonplace, according to a new CU Boulder-led study

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As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people

Feb. 10, 2022

The risks of an armed conflict are growing in Eastern Europe as Russia, the United States and others engage in a tug of war over the future of Ukraine.

A young study participant tries to get some sleep. New research shows that even dim light exposure in the hour before bedtime can disrupt slumber in young children.

Even minor exposure to light before bedtime may disrupt a preschooler’s sleep

Feb. 4, 2022

A new study shows when preschoolers are exposed to even dim light in the hour before bedtime it can significantly lower levels of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, potentially disrupting sleep. The research serves as a reminder to parents to turn off electronics and dim the lights to promote healthy sleep in children.

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