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Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

At 6:51 p.m. on April 18, a rocket carrying NASA’s latest space satellite, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), blasted off from Cape Canaveral. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was there. He called the experience “terrifying but incredible.”

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Professors honored for work in cell signals, ultrafast lasers

April 20, 2018

Two CU Boulder professors are among the latest group of scientists, politicians, artists and more elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science.

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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

April 19, 2018

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new CU Boulder research.

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Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and shut down star formation in galaxy

April 18, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented “dissection” of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.

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Dancer takes a bite out of the Big Apple

April 18, 2018

Gesel Mason's performance of “No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers” at the Billie Holiday Theater made The New York Times' top 10 list.

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Antiquity has much to say about imperialism and what it means to be human

April 17, 2018

Elspeth Dusinberre will deliver the 112th Distinguished Research Lecture at CU Boulder on Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Her talk is titled “Archaeology, Imperialism and What it Means to Be Human.”

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Next crime commission should focus on domestic-violence research, expert says

April 17, 2018

In the five decades since a landmark presidential commission on crime, cops and courts have begun taking domestic violence more seriously, but much work remains to be done, says Joanne Belknap, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of ethnic studies.

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Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by CU Boulder.

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Anthropology professor helps create conservation program in Vietnam

April 13, 2018

A cohesive conservation plan protecting the Vietnamese environment—and primates—is now signed legislation, in part due to efforts of a University of Colorado Boulder anthropologist.

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Workshop to explore poetic translations of Buddhist texts

April 12, 2018

Scholars and translators of Buddhist texts in the Tibetan language will meet at the University of Colorado Boulder next fall to discuss strategies to convey not only the literal meaning but also the literary flourishes of texts they translate into English.

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