Colorado mountains

Colorado mountains bouncing back from ‘acid rain’ impacts

Dec. 14, 2020

A long-term trend of ecological improvement is appearing in the mountains west of Boulder. Researchers from CU Boulder have found that Niwot Ridge—a high alpine area of the Rocky Mountains, east of the Continental Divide—is slowly recovering from increased acidity caused by vehicle emissions in Colorado’s Front Range.

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Creating quantum pioneers

Dec. 10, 2020

CU Boulder’s CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud.

Kapteyn Murnane

CU Boulder physicists honored by National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 8, 2020

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, who are also fellows in JILA, recognized for work in cutting-edge lasers.

Outstanding grad and her father

Tragedy fails to keep student from finishing strong

Dec. 4, 2020

Alana Horwitz, the college’s fall 2020 outstanding graduate, says she has her late father to thank for her success.

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Art flags aim to unite people, celebrate culture, spark hope

Dec. 1, 2020

In January 2021, expect a visual feast as flags of all fabrics and sizes are waved from a variety of vehicles as they cruise along Santa Fe Drive in Denver as part of Flags of Hope | Banderas de Esperanza.

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Worst-case emissions projections are already off track

Dec. 1, 2020

Under the worst-case scenarios laid out in the United Nations’ climate change projections, global temperatures would increase more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) by 2100, leading to at least 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) in global sea level rise and an array of disastrous consequences for people and planet.

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New project to explore how planets get their atmospheres

Dec. 1, 2020

The NASA Astrobiology Program has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to an interdisciplinary consortium to trace the volatile elements that form the atmospheres of planets, establishing a scientific foundation for detecting the signatures of life on other planets.

Preparing the Fields

Two CU Boulder scientists named AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2020

Anthropologist J. Terrence McCabe and physicist Konrad Lehnert recognized for advancing science or its applications.

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Diane Conlin recognized as top archaeology teacher

Nov. 20, 2020

Specialist in art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome wins 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award from Archaeological Institute of America.

Computerized tomography (CT) scan of a Mexican spiny-tailed iguana. (Credit: UCM 11735 Ctenosaura pectinata)

Museum spotlights reptiles and amphibians in incredible detail

Nov. 19, 2020

This iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata), which can come in colors from green to gray and orange, lives in scrubby habitats on the western coast of Mexico.