Crime scene tape and police cars with lights on

Understanding crime through both victims and offenders

April 3, 2024

The new edition of CU Boulder Professor Jill Turanovic’s book explains how and why victimization happens, as well as what can be done about it.

Terracotta Army and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Taking archaeology beyond big discoveries and bullwhips

March 29, 2024

CU Boulder archaeologist Sarah Kurnick addresses some common myths about archaeology at the 50th anniversary of the discovery of China’s terracotta warriors.

Humphrey Bogart in a scene from "The Big Sleep"

A guy, a gun and a dangerous blonde … and why we like them

March 28, 2024

Remembering writer Raymond Chandler at the 65th anniversary of his death, a CU Boulder English scholar reflects on the hard-boiled investigator and why this character still appeals.

red fire ant

Following fire ants on the march

March 27, 2024

Landscape corridors can aid in fire ant spread, but the effects are transient, CU Boulder researcher Julian Resasco shows.

soybean field and blue sky

Organic farms decrease and increase pesticide use, study finds

March 21, 2024

Responding to a pesky problem, a paper co-authored by PhD candidate Claire Powers offers a potential solution—clustering similar farming practices together.

Scratching a lottery ticket with a U.S. penny

You're (very likely) not going to win, so why play?

March 20, 2024

60 years after its legalization, people are still attracted to the lottery because of the strong emotions associated with imagining the future, CU Boulder psychologist says.

White mountain dryas growing on Hasley Pass

Mountain dryad is adapted to high elevation, cold and windy sites

March 6, 2024

Surprisingly, subspecies with different growth forms can be within a few feet of one another.

Girl, baby, woman and young man in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Early childhood health interventions have ‘big, multi-generation impacts,’ research finds

March 6, 2024

Tania Barham’s research suggests that it doesn’t take much to give impoverished people a better start to life.

Ruin of a wall in ancient Silchester

‘Missing’ houses offer a new perspective on Britain’s Roman period

March 4, 2024

A population estimate considering now-decomposed wooden houses suggests that Silchester, England, may have been typical of towns across the Roman Empire, CU Boulder researcher finds.

Emily Kibby with a brown dog in mountains

Scientist gleans human lessons from bacterial immune systems

March 1, 2024

CU Boulder PhD student Emily Kibby has won the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award in recognition of her work researching bacterial immune responses.