St. Foy relic

Finding the authentic and counterfeit in medieval art

Nov. 6, 2023

In his Distinguished Research Lecture Nov. 28, Professor Kirk Ambrose will discuss how institutions used art to authenticate religious relics, as well as condemn counterfeiting.


Your brain remembers what your fingers used to do

Nov. 2, 2023

New CU Boulder research demonstrates that, with practice, older adults can regain manual dexterity that may have seemed lost.

Paintings of zombies and a pirate

Pirates and zombies are not so different

Oct. 31, 2023

In a recently published article, CU Boulder researcher Kieran Murphy traces the concurrent paths and points of intersection between pirate and zombie lore in Haiti and popular culture.

The Story of Constance and Don Juan painting

Haunting Don Juan through the centuries

Oct. 30, 2023

In a newly published paper, CU Boulder’s Emmy Herland explores how the very old story of Don Juan remains relevant through its ghosts.

Tibetan pastoralist herding yaks

‘Choosing’ to leave high-altitude Tibetan homes?

Oct. 24, 2023

Recent research by CU Boulder geographer Emily Yeh studies the difference between consent and coercion in ‘voluntary’ resettlement of pastoralists in Tibet’s Nagchu region.

math equation on computer screen

Researchers strive to help models learn from ‘noisy’ data

Oct. 23, 2023

CU Boulder’s Bortz group, in applied math, wins $1.88 million National Institutes of Health grant to study methods for learning models directly from noisy data.

Illustration of mitochondria

Not just the powerhouse of a cell

Oct. 19, 2023

Newly published CU Boulder research reveals previously unknown qualities of a gene vital to a cell’s mitochondrial structure and function.


New technique uses near-miss particle physics to peer into quantum world − two physicists explain how they are measuring wobbling tau particles

Oct. 17, 2023

One way physicists seek clues to unravel the mysteries of the universe is by smashing matter together and inspecting the debris. But these types of destructive experiments, while incredibly informative, have limits.

Mountain lake surrounded by evergreen forest

Reframing the challenge of living with wildfire

Oct. 17, 2023

What the extreme fire seasons of 1910 and 2020 – and 2,500 years of forest history – tell us about the future of wildfires in the West.

internal illustration of lungs and diaphragm

Could focused breathing be a key to better health?

Oct. 17, 2023

CU Boulder researchers Daniel Craighead, Douglas Seals and their team are studying the effects of a specialized breathing exercise on older adults’ blood pressure, brain health, cognition and fitness .