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What’s in a word: New track explores the role of language in social life

April 14, 2021

Language is part of who we are and everything we do, but what we do has significantly changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Increased winter snowmelt threatens western water resources

April 7, 2021

More snow is melting during winter across the West, a concerning trend that could impact everything from ski conditions to fire danger and agriculture, according to a new CU Boulder analysis of 40 years of data.

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Why do men publish more papers than women? Motherhood plays key role

March 12, 2021

In the years after female faculty members have children, their productivity––in terms of papers published––drops 20 percent. Male faculty see no such decline. Researchers say different roles in parenting are likely to blame and the gap could have long-term impacts on higher education.

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Why do psychiatric drugs help some, but not others? New study offers clues

Jan. 29, 2021

A new CU Boulder study shows that a key protein involved in learning and memory formation functions differently in males than in females.

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Why older adults must go to the front of the vaccine line

Jan. 22, 2021

As leaders face tough decisions about who to vaccinate against COVID-19, a new study finds that vaccinating adults 60 or older first will save the most lives in the long term.

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With COVID-19 exacerbating the threat of superbugs, researchers ID new weapon

Jan. 4, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a new compound capable of pushing past the defenses of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It, and other recent discoveries from the lab, could lead to a new arsenal for combating the rising threat of superbugs.

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Astrophysicist probes cosmic 'dark matter detector'

Sept. 30, 2020

A CU Boulder astrophysicist is searching the light coming from a distant, and extremely powerful celestial object, for what may be the most elusive substance in the universe: dark matter.

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Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Sept. 30, 2020

Millions of years ago, fire swept across the planet, fueled by an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which even wet forests burned, according to new research by CU Boulder scientists

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Scientists identify gene family key to unlocking vertebrate evolution

Sept. 16, 2020

New CU Boulder-led research finds the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago.

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Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

Sept. 16, 2020

Volcanic ash shuts down air traffic and can sicken people. But a new study suggests it may also be more important for Earth's climate than once thought.

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