St. Augustine

Scholar of medieval philosophy honored for teaching, research

Oct. 28, 2020

Robert C. Pasnau, college professor of distinction, notes that key questions facing humanity, like truth, objectivity and fairness, are ‘ultimately philosophical’.

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Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Oct. 28, 2020

With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea ice along the Siberian coast by now. But this year, the water is still open. I’ve watched the region’s transformations since the 1980s as an Arctic climate scientist and,...

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Unselfish leadership key to tackling creeping environmental problems

Oct. 15, 2020

Voluntary leaders show a way out of the policy paradox surrounding issues like climate change, new CU Boulder study finds.

Satellite to the moon

A roadmap for science on the moon

Sept. 30, 2020

Scientists at CU Boulder have laid out a roadmap for a decade of scientific research at the moon.

Fish in an ocean

The pace of environmental change can doom or save coral reefs

Sept. 30, 2020

Increasing fishing too quickly can cause coral reef ecosystems to collapse, new CU Boulder-led research finds.

Space

Astrophysicist probes cosmic 'dark matter detector'

Sept. 30, 2020

A CU Boulder astrophysicist is searching the light coming from a distant, and extremely powerful celestial object, for what may be the most elusive substance in the universe: dark matter.

Rocks study site

Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Sept. 30, 2020

Millions of years ago, fire swept across the planet, fueled by an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which even wet forests burned, according to new research by CU Boulder scientists

Matter showing affirming posters reminding people they matter

Professor seeks participants in student mental-health survey

Sept. 29, 2020

‘We need to spend more time on better understanding and tracing mental wellness,’ says CU Boulder’s June Gruber.

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.

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