police

Post-Ferguson ‘de-policing’ more pronounced in nonwhite areas, study finds

Oct. 20, 2017

The fact that crime rates in Ferguson, Mo., remained steady even as the number of traffic stops and arrests fell—and that the de-policing occurred disproportionately in non-white areas—suggests that cops had previously been “over-policing,” research from CU Boulder and others finds.Read more »
Sarah Crump

Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Oct. 18, 2017

Paleoclimatologist Sarah Crump, a PhD student and INSTARR researcher, studies the effects of climate variability in the Canadian Arctic by analyzing ancient DNA from lake sediment.Read more »
Neutron

When stars collide: prof explains this week's dense discovery

Oct. 17, 2017

Wrap your mind around this: Neutron stars, the collapsed cores of once-large stars, are thought to be so dense that a teaspoon of one would weigh more than Mt. Everest.Read more »
Atomic Clock

New JILA atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

Oct. 10, 2017

Physicists have created an atomic clock that reaches the same level of precision as its predecessors but is more than 20 times faster, promising dramatically improved measurements and more.Read more »
POD

Professors of distinction discuss distinguished careers

Oct. 5, 2017

Newly minted professors of distinction have notable expertise in artists’ personas, natural-language technology, classic poems and climate-change education, and on Sept. 21, they offered a public overview of their work.Read more »
Mars

MAVEN observes large solar storm that sparked global aurora on Mars

Sept. 29, 2017

An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and on the surface, Boulder scientists report.​Read more »
Gardening

Can gardening prevent cancer? CU study seeks to find out

Sept. 20, 2017

Ask someone who gardens what they love most about it, and the answer often is: it makes them feel better. A new trial is exploring the measurable health benefits of community gardening.Read more »
Prisoner

Behind the Bars

Sept. 20, 2017

David Pyrooz has interviewed hundreds of gang members, searching for insight into how some manage to avoid or escape what he calls "the snare" of gang life, while others succumb to it.Read more »
Cassini - Saturn

CU Boulder scientists ready for Cassini mission grand finale

Sept. 13, 2017

After a highly successful mission, the Cassini spacecraft will give up Saturn's last secrets to CU Boulder scientists before disintegrating in the planet's dense atmosphere Sept. 15.Read more »
Pink Flowers on Ridge

Researchers to create digital archive of Rocky Mountain plants

Sept. 13, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have been awarded $2.9 million from the NSF to create a comprehensive digital archive of native plants in the southern Rocky Mountain region.Read more »

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