Corrie Detweiler in a lab

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.

Silicon Carbide

Philosopher, scientists propose new way to categorize minerals

Dec. 21, 2020

CU Boulder philosopher and planetary scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science argue that existing system of mineral classification fails to account for ‘mineral evolution.'

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Creating quantum pioneers

Dec. 10, 2020

CU Boulder’s CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud.

Kapteyn Murnane

CU Boulder physicists honored by National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 8, 2020

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, who are also fellows in JILA, recognized for work in cutting-edge lasers.

Jill Litt Photograph

Feeling lonely? Getting dirty might help

Nov. 18, 2020

CU Boulder researcher finds that connecting with people in nature eases loneliness, anxiety.

Flames approach houses during the Blue Ridge Fire on Oct. 27, 2020 in Chino Hills, California.

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes

Nov. 12, 2020

New sources ranging from satellites to government records to social media are providing a wealth of opportunities to learn more about wildfire behavior and how it threatens people and affects ecosystems.

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New genomes provide insight into bird evolution

Nov. 11, 2020

Researchers from across the globe have helped sequence the genomes of 363 bird species as part of the Bird 10,000 Genome Project.

Students in an Arts and Sciences History 1509 class at the Eaton Humanities Building.

Studying classics is ‘deeply, utterly, fascinating and fun’

Oct. 30, 2020

Elspeth Dusinberre, new college professor of distinction, discusses the joy and relevance of the discipline.

Max Bernstein, Laura Kim, Ondine Geary, and Michelle Ellsworth in the Intimacy Machine in The Post Social Network by Michelle Ellsworth. Photo by Ryan Seelig.

Dancer gains new (and widespread) recognition

Oct. 29, 2020

Michelle Ellsworth, college professor of distinction, is an artist whose work ‘defies easy categorization,’ except that it is important, critics say.

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