Pacific crest trail

Junk food and big miles may not add up how ‘thru-hikers’ hope

March 30, 2021

CU Boulder researchers’ study suggests that thru-hiking, as on the Pacific Crest Trail, might decrease vascular health.

Atom Illustration

Researchers unlock the proton’s asymmetrical secrets

March 29, 2021

Researchers probe deep inside the antimatter of a tiny particle at the center of every atom


CU Boulder biologist is named an early career fellow

March 26, 2021

Ecological Society of America recognizes Julian Resasco for his work to advance understanding of human impacts on biodiversity.

The Iberá Seedeater

Endangered songbird challenging assumptions about evolution

March 25, 2021

By looking at this newly emerged bird, a CU Boulder-led research team found an ‘evolutionary shortcut’ for speciation

An angry twitter bird

A billion tweets suggest Trump rhetoric didn’t boost Twitter hate

March 22, 2021

CU Boulder political scientist says study underscores the importance of analyzing big datasets to test conventional wisdom.

Colleen Sheehan

Benson Center appoints new visiting scholar and first sabbatical scholar

March 19, 2021

Historian Alan S. Kahan and philosopher David McPherson to join CU Boulder for the 2021-22 academic year


Heat waves could cause 10 times more crop damage than now projected, research finds

March 16, 2021

Work by economists has implications for climate change adaptation in agriculture.


Research on coral-reef vulnerability wins top recognition

March 15, 2021

Mike Gil, a CU Boulder marine biologist, led research now honored by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Woman working with a child on her lap

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.

American Bushtit at Carpinteria salt marsh

Extinction cascading through ecosystems could spell trouble for humans

March 11, 2021

Ecosystem services might be more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought, new study finds.