fire

The key triggers of 2017's costly wildfire season

June 5, 2018

New CU Boulder-led research shows that three major “switches” affecting wildfire—fuel, aridity and ignition—were either flipped on and/or kept on longer than expected last year, triggering one of the largest and costliest U.S. wildfire seasons in recent decades.

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Cancer in canine companions may suggest human cancer, depending on where you are

June 5, 2018

Recent advances in veterinary research have suggested that if your dog has cancer, it’s possible you might, too, thanks to toxins in your shared environment. But that research might not tell the whole story, according to new findings.

Planet nine

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'

June 4, 2018

Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system—and not a mysterious ninth planet—may explain the the dynamics of strange bodies called “detached objects,” according to a new study.

Paul Kroll

Paul W. Kroll elected to American Philosophical Society

May 31, 2018

Paul W. Kroll, professor of Chinese at CU Boulder, has been elected to the prestigious American Philosophical Society, becoming the fifth member ever of the university’s faculty—and the first from the humanities—to gain this recognition.

ice

A new wrinkle to the limits of life on Earth

May 30, 2018

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new CU Boulder-led research shows.

Grego

History grad student wins prestigious fellowship

May 29, 2018

Caroline Grego, who is pursuing her PhD in history at CU Boulder, has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Ornithologist wins young investigator’s award

May 23, 2018

The American Ornithological Society has honored Assistant Professor Scott A. Taylor with the 2018 Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award.

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What an all-nighter does to your blood

May 22, 2018

Pulling an all-nighter just once can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood, CU Boulder research finds.

Suding

Uncovering Boulder’s forgotten apple tree legacy

May 22, 2018

CU Boulder students and researchers are combining old-fashioned historical sleuthing with cutting-edge genetic testing and grafting in the hopes of reviving Boulder's apple trees.

Gerardo

Anthropologist launches high-tech study of color in ancient art

May 18, 2018

It’s easy enough to marvel at a tapestry of color in your local museum, but University of Colorado Boulder students are getting a first-hand look at human history that only an ultra-close examination of color can provide.

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