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100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

June 26, 2020

What is happening in the Arctic is very real and should serve as a warning to everyone who cares about the future of the planet as we know it The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer put...

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Resident parasites influence appearance, evolution of barn swallows

June 24, 2020

Barn swallows live almost everywhere on the planet, recognizable by their forked tail and agility in the air. Yet while they share these characteristics, these little birds often look slightly different in each place they live—with some so distinct they’re splitting off to become new species

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Ancient societies hold lessons for modern cities

June 19, 2020

Today’s modern cities, from Denver to Dubai, could learn a thing or two from the ancestral Pueblo communities that once stretched across the southwestern United States. For starters, the more people live together, the better the living standards.

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Mathematician on the front lines of Colorado’s coronavirus response

June 18, 2020

At the start of 2020, David Bortz, like most Coloradans, didn’t know what a coronavirus was. For the last few months, tracking this virus is practically his full-time job.

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Marijuana concentrates sharply spike THC levels but don’t necessarily get users higher

June 18, 2020

Smoking high-potency marijuana concentrates boosts blood levels of THC more than twice as much as smoking conventional weed, but it doesn’t necessarily get you higher, according to a new study of regular users published today by CU Boulder researchers.

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As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 18, 2020

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic.

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One silver lining: Sleep improving under stay-at-home orders

June 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders have taken a toll on many facets of physical and mental health in recent months. But according to new University of Colorado Boulder research, one silver lining may exist.

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After a century of searching, scientists find new liquid phase

June 18, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder’s Soft Materials Research Center (SMRC) have discovered an elusive phase of matter, first proposed more than 100 years ago and sought after ever since.

Civil unrest

A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers

June 4, 2020

Martin Luther King did not call for violence, but said “peace is not merely the absence of this tension, but the presence of justice"

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Mapping 200 years of American development

June 2, 2020

New CU Boulder research provides ‘unprecedented’ opportunity to study history and evolution of human land-use and development in the United States

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