Chang'e 5 landing site on the moon.

First moon rocks in 45 years fill gap in lunar history

Oct. 13, 2021

China's Chang'e 5 mission landed in a region of the moon more than 850 miles from the nearest Apollo landing site. The rocks the mission collected are raising questions about how lava flowed across the lunar surface 2 billion years ago.

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Kids and their computers: Several hours a day of screen time is OK, study suggests

Oct. 12, 2021

New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.

Polar Sea Ice

Scientists studying polar ice melt receive $13 million from NSF

Sept. 30, 2021

CU Boulder joins interdisciplinary team of researchers aiming to understand the future of these imperiled regions of the world

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Neuroscientist strives to crack the code on monogamy

Sept. 28, 2021

CU Boulder researcher plans to use NSF award to continue her research on how some mammalian species are innately driven to form intimate relationships with others.

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Lab turns critical eye on itself, aims to retain diverse voices

Sept. 27, 2021

Through a survey and ‘living document,’ a trailblazing STEM lab group hopes to make all members feel that they belong and are valued

Amy Dunbar-Wallis of the Boulder Apple Tree Project and two students hold up a grafted apple tree specimen.

Participate in a historic (and tasty) science project this fall

Sept. 23, 2021

Join the Boulder Apple Tree Project this weekend to help preserve a unique local legacy, taste test apples and learn about the history of apple trees in the Front Range.

Child playing with a tablet

Do screens really hurt kids? Not much, and they may have some benefits

Sept. 23, 2021

Screen time may not be as harmful as previously suspected for school-aged children and may have some important benefits, according to one of the largest studies to date exlporing how screens impact youth.

Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people. Jordan Vonderhaar/Stringer via Getty Images News

Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths

Sept. 22, 2021

A new Texas law bans nearly all abortions, and other states have indicated that they likely will follow suit. But the research is clear that people who want abortions but are unable to get them can suffer a slew of negative consequences for their health and well-being.

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CU Boulder physicist lands NSF support for quantum systems probe

Sept. 20, 2021

Shuo Sun to lead $2.5 million collaboration to improve quantum interconnection

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Scientist calculates the ‘stickiness’ of strongly bonded particles

Sept. 9, 2021

Understanding viscosity of strongly bonded particles may hold the key for quantum computing, clean energy

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