A nearby, young megamaser as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

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

An image of a group of bike riders riding uphill on the course of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic

Scholarship charity ride pedals toward 20th anniversary

April 27, 2022

Now with nine different routes—from short to long, flattish cruise to ‘epic’ climb, and on either road or gravel—Buffalo Bicycle Classic remains focused on the real prize: student scholarships.

Rocky Mountain National Park and Milkyway

Undergrads are setting their sights for the stars

April 18, 2022

New astronomy program features CU Boulder interns giving Rocky Mountain National Park visitors a tour of the night skies.

Environmental justice

New course to examine environment, power and race

April 11, 2022

The environmental studies class, in partnership with Mission Zero, aims to reflect on the past to create a more equitable and responsible future.

Installing solar panels

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

Blueprints of School of Education

Program for historically excluded students gets big boost, more space

April 6, 2022

A sense of community is key to higher graduation rates and other measures of academic success, participants in MASP say.

Person Sleeping

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.

List of phone apps

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.

Someone playing Wordle with a dog on her lap

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.

Fireflies swarming in the woods.

Computer scientist, physicist wins Cottrell Scholar Award

March 1, 2022

CU Boulder’s Orit Peleg will use the support to launch a novel, interdisciplinary probe of the physics of firefly communications.

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