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Dust storms linked to gas escape from Martian atmosphere

Jan. 24, 2018

Rising air during global dust storms on Mars hoists water vapor high in the the planet's atmosphere, new research shows.

Artist's Illustration of the Black Hole

Researchers catch supermassive black hole burping—twice

Jan. 11, 2018

Researchers have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then "burping"—not once, but twice.

A photo of the shoebox-sized satellite created by CU Boulder students

How a student satellite solved a major space mystery

Dec. 28, 2017

A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved, thanks to a satellite built and operated by students.

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A classic Darwinian ecological hypothesis holds up—with a twist

Dec. 28, 2017

New research shows that a long-held hypothesis about the factors that govern species ranges largely holds true, but may be the result of a previously under appreciated ecological mechanism.

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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.

A bunch of wind turbines at sunset.

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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