Grand Canyon

Earth scientist wins $2.5 million grant to advance geochronology

Sept. 22, 2022

With National Science Foundation support, CU Boulder-led initiative aims to attract under-represented people to geosciences and foster grassroots ideas at frontier of "inclusive and collaborative science."

fitweed

Fitweed nectar attracts pollinators and nectar robbers

Sept. 14, 2022

Surprisingly, the robbers might have little to no effect on fitweed and might even benefit the plant.

cam nelson

Art scholar wants to make CU Boulder stand out in African diasporic studies

Sept. 8, 2022

New art and art history professor wants to use their research on ‘Black pleasure’ in art to increase its prominence in the field.

Power Plant

How pollution changes a baby’s gut, and why it matters

Sept. 2, 2022

A first-of-its kind study by CU Boulder researchers finds that exposure to air pollution in infancy impacts a child's developing gut microbiome in ways that boost risk of allergies, obesity and diabetes and may influence brain development.

NASA is going back to the Moon

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission to the Moon sets the stage for routine space exploration beyond Earth’s orbit—here’s what to expect and why it’s important

Aug. 31, 2022

When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.

Emily Nocito (left) and Virginia Weiskopf (right) at a Greenpeace event.

CU Boulder students defend the high seas

Aug. 30, 2022

Senior Virginia Weiskopf and PhD candidate Emily Nocito, both in environmental studies, head to the United Nations to research marine conservation.

The Chihuahuan Meadowlark

Meet the Chihuahuan Meadowlark

Aug. 24, 2022

CU Boulder undergraduate’s honors thesis leads to the official recognition of the Chihuahuan Meadowlark as a distinct species.

moth

Caterpillars resembling bird defecations take wing as Weidemeyer's admirals

Aug. 24, 2022

Like the homely, warty toad transformed by a kiss to an enchanting prince, embarrassing excremental smears and lumps of who-knows-what metamorphose into delicate and lovely butterflies.

Pearl Street in Boulder

City, university team up to study urban heat island effect

Aug. 23, 2022

City of Boulder plans to use CU Boulder data to study the effect of trees on urban heat for climate-mitigation planning.

Exhuming the Sisters of Loretto remains

62 nuns were buried in a historic Denver cemetery. This archaeologist is helping to move them

Aug. 19, 2022

Between 1898 and 1969, 62 nuns were buried in a historic cemetery in southwest Denver. This summer, Lauren Hosek is helping to move the remains to a new resting place.

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