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Bloggers’ reveal personalities with word choice

Dec. 1, 2010

People have been interested in personality and language for a long time, but it’s really hard to get somebody to sit down and write 100,000 words. The nice thing about bloggers is they write a lot.

Running bison

Alas, poor bison, we slew them well

Oct. 1, 2010

CU scholars eye the next frontier of Renaissance literary criticism The disappearing bison of the 19 th century appear far, far removed from Hamlet, prince of Denmark. But Heather James sees a connection, and it is a variation on a theme of extinction. For James, an American painting of stampeding...

Medical procedure

Only as old as your arteries

Oct. 1, 2010

Douglas R. Seals has amassed scientific evidence indicating that exercise, weight loss, good nutrition, including salt restriction, can cut your chances of getting cardiovascular disease. Now he’s researching pills that might have the same effect.


A new take on the climate fix

Oct. 1, 2010

Roger Pielke Jr. boils it down to a question: How long will the world embrace climate policies that have failed? More precisely, when will it embrace policies that are more likely to lower greenhouse-gas emissions and meet the world’s energy demand?

Pregnant teen standing against a wall

Teen parents: not beyond help

Oct. 1, 2010

When Stefanie Mollborn asks her students how many teen-agers will get pregnant, they guess low. That’s because in college students’ circles, teen pregnancy is rare. Only 2 percent of teen mothers later earn a college degree, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.

This 1942 photo of the Kerch atrocities carried this caption: “Kerch resident P.I. Ivanova found her husband, who was tortured by the fascist executioners.” Photo courtesy of Michael Mattis.

Prof uncovers early Holocaust photos

June 1, 2010

Soviet photographers recorded Nazi atrocities, but state’s message changed after Stalin and after Soviet Union’s collapse; CU professor notes the significance of overlapping narratives and memories Soviet photojournalists working for the country’s most important newspapers were among the first to document the unfolding Holocaust in their homeland, and they were...

Growing cells

Green Revolution’s dark side effect: disease

June 1, 2010

In the last two decades, people have used more fertilizer than was used in all of human history; meanwhile, the incidence of disease in humans and animals has been rising. A trio of CU researchers find evidence that those facts may be related.

Sound waves

Patients with Parkinson’s reclaim their voice

June 1, 2010

About 90 percent of those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease have trouble speaking audibly, but researchers led by CU’s Lori Ramig has developed a treatment that helps most patients and is being used in 50 nations.

Carbon cigarets

Dizzy after first smoke? Your genes might be ‘loaded’

June 1, 2010

Young people who have inherited a genetic variation leading to increased feeling of dizziness from smoking their first cigarettes have a higher risk of becoming addictive smokers.

Destruction in Haiti

Horror in Haiti a harbinger of the future

March 1, 2010

Building boom in ‘death zone’ shows scant regard for danger, CU professor contends Within days of Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake, University of Colorado Professor Roger Bilham was among the first seismologists to survey the damage. He saw poorly constructed buildings transformed into deadly pancakes. Here and there, he saw a...