New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything

March 9, 2017

How do you study a historical event? “You can’t bring a giant meteorite hitting the Earth millions of years ago into a lab."


Taxes, tariffs and trade

March 6, 2017

Taxes, tariffs and trade, three things frequently in the headlines now, are the focus of the next Social Sciences Today Forum at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Unwinding the mysteries of protein folding

March 2, 2017

Tom Perkins and JILA team unfold proteins with precise new instrumentation, illuminate 85 percent of previously unknown steps.


Humans have dramatically increased extent, duration of wildfire season

Feb. 28, 2017

Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a 21-year period.


Why Mendelssohn (Moses, not Felix) matters

Feb. 28, 2017

Elias Sacks, CU Boulder assistant professor or religious studies, makes a case for the contemporary relevance of an Enlightenment superstar.


Visiting aerial dance artist has silk and sensibility

Feb. 28, 2017

Ana Prada’s career has been up in the air for nearly two decades, and that’s just the way she wants it. She will be in residence at CU Boulder April 3-14.


Late bedtimes, light at night could turn your kid into a ‘night owl’

Feb. 24, 2017

Scientists in the University of Colorado Boulder Sleep and Development Laboratory recently found that 4- 5-year-olds who go to bed later and are exposed to brighter nighttime light experience delays in the timing of their brain’s central timekeeper—the biological clock. That, in turn, could lead to night-owl schedules that are associated with a host of health problems.


Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer stress

Feb. 24, 2017

A first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder scientists suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters known as prebiotics – which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut – can improve sleep and buffer the physiological impacts of stress


Mother's milk changes with the seasons, influencing baby's well-being

Feb. 23, 2017

Seasonally influenced changes in a mother’s environment and diet can have a profound impact on levels of beneficial sugars in her breast milk, in turn altering the bacterial makeup of her baby’s gut and shaping his or her health and growth.


Common drugs similar to ibuprofen could help treat sepsis, study suggests

Feb. 23, 2017

A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new University of Colorado Boulder study has found.