solstice

Winter solstice dawn from Flagstaff Mountain amphitheater

Jan. 5, 2022

My viewing of winter solstice dawn was quiet, but I had the conviction that this sort of observation reached far back into history, all around the world.

dead tree

A forensic analysis of a dead ponderosa pine

Dec. 19, 2021

Why did that one tree die? An expert is on the case.

Redpoll

Common arctic finches are all the same species

Dec. 2, 2021

New research from CU Boulder confirms that there are not, in fact, multiple species of Redpoll Finches, as previously thought.

Mountain Chickadee

Can't Find Your Keys? You Need a Chickadee Brain

Nov. 15, 2021

New research finds genetic link for spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

Puerto Morelos reef

Coral microbiome key to surviving bleaching events

Nov. 10, 2021

New research led by CU Boulder researcher finds that the coral holobiont, or the coral and its microbiome, can determine who lives and who dies when the oceans warm

Jeff

The value of national monuments, national parks and wilderness areas

Oct. 28, 2021

Just as we have learned that the cost of freedom is constant vigilance, we must accept the notion that the lands set aside for forever must continually be guarded.

buckwheat

Fremont’s buckwheat supports a community of users

Oct. 6, 2021

Biologists initially thought the distribution of Fremont’s buckwheat was determined by a requirement for gypsum in the surface soils.

lab stock photo

Lab turns critical eye on itself, aims to retain diverse voices

Sept. 27, 2021

Through a survey and ‘living document,’ a trailblazing STEM lab group hopes to make all members feel that they belong and are valued.

Amy Dunbar-Wallis of the Boulder Apple Tree Project and two students hold up a grafted apple tree specimen.

Participate in a historic (and tasty) science project this fall

Sept. 23, 2021

Join the Boulder Apple Tree Project this weekend to help preserve a unique local legacy, taste test apples and learn about the history of apple trees in the Front Range.

a strand of mushrooms showing the variability in the field Amanita muscaria young & old shows more variability

Fly Agaric and related death cap mushrooms synthesize dangerous chemicals

Aug. 31, 2021

Amanita species can be described as edible, inedible, poisonous, deadly poisonous, and psychoactive.

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