Sarah Black, who recently completed her PhD in Geological Sciences at CU Boulder, collects water samples from Laguna Caliente.

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

May 2, 2018

Researchers have discovered a single species of bacteria living in a volcanic lake that may rank as one of the harshest environments on Earth

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How growing up with pets, dust may boost mental health

May 2, 2018

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers.

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Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

At 6:51 p.m. on April 18, a rocket carrying NASA’s latest space satellite, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), blasted off from Cape Canaveral. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was there. He called the experience “terrifying but incredible.”

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Professors honored for work in cell signals, ultrafast lasers

April 20, 2018

Two CU Boulder professors are among the latest group of scientists, politicians, artists and more elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science.

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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

April 19, 2018

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new CU Boulder research.

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Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and shut down star formation in galaxy

April 18, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented “dissection” of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.

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Dancer takes a bite out of the Big Apple

April 18, 2018

Gesel Mason's performance of “No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers” at the Billie Holiday Theater made The New York Times' top 10 list.

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Antiquity has much to say about imperialism and what it means to be human

April 17, 2018

Elspeth Dusinberre will deliver the 112th Distinguished Research Lecture at CU Boulder on Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. Her talk is titled “Archaeology, Imperialism and What it Means to Be Human.”

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Next crime commission should focus on domestic-violence research, expert says

April 17, 2018

In the five decades since a landmark presidential commission on crime, cops and courts have begun taking domestic violence more seriously, but much work remains to be done, says Joanne Belknap, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of ethnic studies.

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Opioids after surgery can, paradoxically, prolong pain

April 16, 2018

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by CU Boulder.

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