China

CU Boulder scholars to lead effort analyzing China's huge infrastructure push

Feb. 14, 2018

China is launching huge infrastructure projects as a way to broaden its global influence. For scholars at CU Boulder, this trend raises new questions they aim to address with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

tumbleweed

Tumbleweeds, despised icons of the West

Feb. 9, 2018

Although tumbleweeds were familiar icons of the West, they were not native to the West, nor were they growing around the early western towns when they were established.

mexico

Does a changing climate affect when healthy people migrate?

Feb. 8, 2018

A first look at the intersection of climate change and the relatively good health of new migrants—or “healthy migrant effect”— suggests that the changing climate might propel less-healthy people to migrate from Mexico to the United States.

MRI of the Brain

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Feb. 2, 2018

Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and the CU Change Lab.

ballot

Coloradans distrust lawmakers, support Dreamers, survey shows

Jan. 25, 2018

Coloradans “firmly disapprove” of President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress, have waning confidence in state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and overwhelmingly support “Dreamers,” CU Boulder research shows.

Stock image of a neuron

What are memories made of?

Jan. 24, 2018

New study sheds light on key protein in memory formation and its potential role in the treatment of neurological diseases.

Stock photo of hands in the dirt

What lives in your dirt?

Jan. 24, 2018

Compiling the first global atlas of soil bacteria, researchers have identified a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abundant worldwide.

Photograph of the Martian Landscape

Dust storms linked to gas escape from Martian atmosphere

Jan. 24, 2018

Rising air during global dust storms on Mars hoists water vapor high in the the planet's atmosphere, new research shows.

Artist's Illustration of the Black Hole

Researchers catch supermassive black hole burping—twice

Jan. 11, 2018

Researchers have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then "burping"—not once, but twice.

A photo of the shoebox-sized satellite created by CU Boulder students

How a student satellite solved a major space mystery

Dec. 28, 2017

A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved, thanks to a satellite built and operated by students.

Pages