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Physicist wins major early career development award

Jan. 21, 2021

CU Boulder physicist plans to use the award to pursue cutting-edge plasma-physics research.

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From Biden’s giant Bible to Christian flags waved by rioters, ‘religion’ means different things to different people and different eras

Jan. 21, 2021

A similar complexity appears in the history of early Christianity in how religion functioned, both in terms of rituals and in the use of the Latin term it derives from.

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Psychologist launches #TalkMentalIllness course for the masses

Jan. 19, 2021

After leading a ‘call to action’ on burgeoning mental-illness crisis, prof launches a massive, open online course on mental health.

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Soil degradation costs U.S. corn farmers a half-billion dollars every year

Jan. 15, 2021

Researchers have found that a whopping one-third of the fertilizer applied to grow corn in the U.S. each year simply compensates for the ongoing loss of soil fertility, costing farmers a half-billion dollars.

The bosses of the senate

Unlocking a century’s worth of congressional testimony

Jan. 12, 2021

CU Boulder historian wins NEH-Mellon fellowship for digital publication.

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The insurrection will be tweeted

Jan. 11, 2021

CU Boulder prof warned of violence fueled by Trump’s viral lies years ago.

Exit, stage religious right. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

In Mike Pence, US evangelicals had their ‘24-karat-gold’ man in the White House. Loyalty may tarnish that legacy

Jan. 6, 2021

Pence’s religious and political biography mirrors key political and religious shifts over the past 40 years.

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Sociologist’s probe of prison gangs wins top award

Jan. 6, 2021

CU Boulder’s David Pyrooz and Arizona State University colleague win the outstanding book award from Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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With COVID-19 exacerbating the threat of superbugs, researchers ID new weapon

Jan. 4, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a new compound capable of pushing past the defenses of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It, and other recent discoveries from the lab, could lead to a new arsenal for combating the rising threat of superbugs.

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10 research discoveries from 2020 you won’t want to miss

Dec. 23, 2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges everyone has faced in 2020, CU Boulder researchers continued to deliver findings that will improve the lives of people across the globe—or simply dazzle us with new insights into the natural world. Here are some of our top picks for the discoveries that defined our year in research.

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