A clear-cut forest area near Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Calibas / Wikipedia.

Temperature changes wreak havoc in deforested areas

Feb. 22, 2016

The newly-exposed edges of deforested areas are highly susceptible to drastic temperature changes, leading to hotter, drier and more variable conditions for the forest that remains, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Children enjoying popsicles

Trust in adults affects kids’ willingness to delay gratification

Feb. 3, 2016

A child’s perception of an adult’s trustworthiness can affect his or her willingness to resist a small, immediately available reward in order to obtain a larger reward later, a new University of Colorado Boulder study has discovered.

Neurological mechanisms help explore the connection between epilepsy and autism.

Pre-natal stress, terbutaline linked to autism, epilepsy in rats

Dec. 2, 2015

Researchers have discovered that a combination of pre-natal stress and an unapproved pre-term labor medication called terbutaline may create a higher risk for the co-development of autism and epilepsy.

A view down from the headscarp of a debris flow in Boulder Canyon. The landslide removed about 20 inches of sediment from the slope on its path to flooding Boulder Creek. (Photo by Bob Anderson.)

Floods of 2013 caused up to 1,000 years of erosion

Aug. 27, 2015

The historic September 2013 storms that triggered widespread flooding across Colorado’s Front Range eroded the equivalent of hundreds or even 1,000 years worth of accumulated sediment from the foothills west of Boulder, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered.