Economic Graphs

Why it’s time to stop defining a nation’s success through economic growth

Nov. 19, 2021

A new paper out of the CU Boulder argues it may be time to stop hyper-focusing on economic growth as a leading indicator of a society’s success, because we may be headed for a long-run decline in growth this century, whether we like it or not.

Mountain Chickadee

Can't Find Your Keys? You Need a Chickadee Brain

Nov. 15, 2021

New research finds genetic link for spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

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Two science-education experts honored by American Physical Society

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder’s Katherine K. Perkins and Valerie K. Otero cited for groundbreaking work to understand and improve science education.

Bush Baby

Female bushbabies more stressed, may be more vulnerable to changing environment

Nov. 10, 2021

Life isn't always easy for small primates in the Soutpansberg Mountains of South Africa––foraging for food, contending with cold temperatures and fighting off rivals. A new study explores how they may weather the environmental changes ahead.

Puerto Morelos reef

Coral microbiome key to surviving bleaching events

Nov. 10, 2021

New research led by CU Boulder researcher finds that the coral holobiont, or the coral and its microbiome, can determine who lives and who dies when the oceans warm

Honduras Flag

Researchers find evidence linking democracy, decentralization and social cooperation

Nov. 8, 2021

Democratic reforms through decentralization could significantly help struggling nations better respond to their local populations and increase cooperation among government officials, they conclude

Youth Protest

CU Boulder, UN Human Rights to co-host global climate summit next fall

Nov. 4, 2021

The summit, expected to be held in late fall 2022, is designed to engage human rights, scientific, political, educational, cultural and industry leaders to commit to specific goals

Southern Ocean Trajectories

Underwater mountains help push carbon up to the atmosphere, oceanographers find

Nov. 3, 2021

Study led by CU Boulder scientists is the first to detail how carbon travels within and escapes from the Southern Ocean—and has implications for global climate change

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Diet and exercise can improve teens’ mental health

Nov. 2, 2021

This conclusion is part of multi-disciplinary project of stakeholders and specialists to improve mental health in teens.

Members of the 117th Congress of the United States are sworn in at the Capitol in January 2021.

Women politicians drive spending on education and health care—to a point

Oct. 28, 2021

As women gain more power in national legislatures around the world, they may drive major changes in how their countries spend money. But the relationship is complicated, researchers say.

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