Wieman teaching

Nobel laureate Carl Wieman awarded Yidan Prize for Education Research

Sept. 23, 2020

Wieman will use prize and project money to support CU Boulder’s award-winning PhET Interactive Simulations to advance STEM education globally.

Plan flying putting out fires by a neighborhood

Humans ignite almost every wildfire that threatens homes

Sept. 22, 2020

Wildfires are a natural disturbance for these regions, but when combined with climate change and housing growth in the wildland-urban interface, they become larger and more destructive.

NIH Cells

With NIH grant, CU Boulder to become national center of cryoelectron tomography

Sept. 21, 2020

The grant will also help the university upgrade its electron microscopy and tomography facility.


Worldwide, 1.6 billion rural people live within 5 km of a forest

Sept. 17, 2020

Study led by CU Boulder researcher is first to tally ‘forest proximate’ humans on earth; numbers, refined terminology may improve focus of conservation and development.


Scientists identify gene family key to unlocking vertebrate evolution

Sept. 16, 2020

New CU Boulder-led research finds the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago.

Volcano ash

Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

Sept. 16, 2020

Volcanic ash shuts down air traffic and can sicken people. But a new study suggests it may also be more important for Earth's climate than once thought.

Disaster photo

For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last

Sept. 16, 2020

"In this era of climate change and weather extremes, these families are harbingers of what is to come."

Pump Jack

Costs of oil and gas setbacks minimal but increase beyond 1,500 feet

Sept. 16, 2020

Requiring 1,500 feet between oil and gas operations and buildings or waterways would have minimal impacts on oil and gas availability, according to a new study from CU Boulder and Colorado School of Mines.

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The Upside of Yard Signs

Sept. 16, 2020

New research suggests these simple, century-old campaign tools matter — often in a good way.

Native American art | Clash of the Titans Art Exhibit

Faculty member aims to help Native American art evolve

Sept. 11, 2020

New CU Boulder prof is challenging audiences’ expectations of Native American art.