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Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

At 6:51 p.m. on April 18, a rocket carrying NASA’s latest space satellite, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), blasted off from Cape Canaveral. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was there. He called the experience “terrifying but incredible.”Read more »
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Program puts prehistoric sandals through the paces

April 20, 2018

An extensive collection of Southwestern prehistoric sandals is housed in the Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder. Because the sandals are ancient artifacts, researchers can’t just strap them on to see how well they wear.Read more »
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Wave of good will and art helps heal flood-ravaged Jamestown

April 20, 2018

Artists, engineers, designers, chefs, elementary school students and teachers do not often work together. But Martha Russo, art instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has found a way to get all sorts of people involved in a public art project centered on building a picnic table.Read more »
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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

April 19, 2018

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new CU Boulder research.Read more »
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Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and shut down star formation in galaxy

April 18, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented “dissection” of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.Read more »
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Photographer discusses being 'In Search of Turkey’s Jews'

April 18, 2018

In his public lecture, “In Search of Turkey’s Jews,” Laurence Salzmann will explore the Sephardic communities of Turkey, using his extensive collection of photographs and notes about the people the Salzmanns met, places they visited, and lessons they learned along the way.Read more »
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Antiquity has much to say about imperialism and what it means to be human

April 17, 2018

Elspeth Dusinberre will deliver the 112th Distinguished Research Lecture at CU Boulder on Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Her talk is titled “Archaeology, Imperialism and What it Means to Be Human.”Read more »
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Next crime commission should focus on domestic-violence research, expert says

April 17, 2018

In the five decades since a landmark presidential commission on crime, cops and courts have begun taking domestic violence more seriously, but much work remains to be done, says Joanne Belknap, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of ethnic studies.Read more »
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Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by CU Boulder.Read more »
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Spelling bee winner says bilingual home honed his skills

April 13, 2018

Bao Pham credits growing up bilingual with helping him to hone his English skills and win the Barnes & Noble 2018 Regional Spelling Bee for Colorado’s Front Range in February.Read more »

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