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Will money make treadmills move?

Dec. 22, 2017

Doctoral candidate wins Visionary Grant to determine if timely monetary incentives encourage exercise as well as they foster better eating habits.

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Outstanding graduate conducted novel research on learning

Dec. 22, 2017

Do you learn more if you study for hours without breaks or if you take short study breaks every so often? That question not only occurred to Robert Mason Eastwood but also formed the basis of his honors thesis.

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Global wind energy to shift southward in years to come

Dec. 11, 2017

The rapidly growing wind energy industry may be challenged by changes in locations of wind resources due to climate change.

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Both sides misunderstand Margaret Mead, prof contends

Dec. 1, 2017

Both Mead’s conservative critics—some of whom went so far as to claim she “caused” the moral degradation of America—and liberal supporters—who tend to see Mead as a feminist icon—have misunderstood her views on these issues, finds Paul Shankman.

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Global climate-change pacts moving toward market-based approaches, scholar finds

Nov. 29, 2017

The U.S. decision to leave the Paris climate agreement provided some interesting data for scholars who study trends in the negotiations. One of those researchers is David Ciplet at CU Boulder.

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Scholar probes lynching of Mexicans in early 20th-century Texas

Nov. 29, 2017

Bands of Texans, some operating under the auspices of the legal system, engaged in mob violence against scores of Mexicans during the early 20th century, and these killings were not originally recognized as lynchings, according to research published in a book by a CU Boulder instructor.

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Is America heading back to the ‘50s?

Nov. 29, 2017

Professors of anthropology and linguistics argue that as both candidate and president, the president has tapped into what they call “nostalgic racism”—nostalgia for the pre-civil-rights, industrial-welfare-state America of the 1950s.

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Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

Nov. 20, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of autoimmune diseases by inhibiting a protein instrumental in prompting the body to start attacking its own tissue.

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Rats treated with certain bacteria cope better with trauma

Nov. 17, 2017

The use of a bacterium might help humans better cope with high-stress disorders like PTSD, according to new CU Boulder research.

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New shoe makes running 4 percent easier, 2-hour marathon possible, study shows

Nov. 16, 2017

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” CU Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoes' name, confirming in the journal Sports Medicine that they reduce the amount of energy used to run by 4 percent.

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