Child in front of a laptop

Kids and their computers: Several hours a day of screen time is OK, study suggests

Oct. 12, 2021

New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.

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My Manabe Begonia

Oct. 8, 2021

CIRES fellow and Associate Professor Jennifer Kay discusses the influence of Syukuro “Suki” Manabe, who this week was named a Nobel Prize laureate in physics.

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Fremont’s buckwheat supports a community of users

Oct. 6, 2021

Biologists initially thought the distribution of Fremont’s buckwheat was determined by a requirement for gypsum in the surface soils.

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A wide-ranging education still opens doors

Sept. 29, 2021

Don’t think so? Think again

Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people. Jordan Vonderhaar/Stringer via Getty Images News

Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths

Sept. 22, 2021

CU Boulder research finds that carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.

The Jewish High Holy Days commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility

Sept. 1, 2021

Religious calendars and festivals can force people to encounter certain ideas in the year.

a strand of mushrooms showing the variability in the field Amanita muscaria young & old shows more variability

Fly Agaric and related death cap mushrooms synthesize dangerous chemicals

Aug. 31, 2021

Amanita species can be described as edible, inedible, poisonous, deadly poisonous, and psychoactive.

Archaeologist and paleoenvironmental researcher Isaac Hart of the University of Utah surveys a melting ice patch in western Mongolia. Peter Bittner, CC BY-ND

Melting Mongolian ice reveals fragile artifacts that provide clues about how past people lived

Aug. 11, 2021

As soaring heat exposes artifacts that provide insights into ancient climate resilience and other important scientific data, the ice loss itself is reducing humanity’s resilience for the years ahead.

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Western tiger swallowtails sip milkweed nectar and chew aspen leaves

Aug. 5, 2021

Monarch butterflies gained access to milkweeds after they evolved the metabolic trick of absorbing the cardiac glycosides by sequestering them in fat bodies.

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‘A relatively sleepy university morphed into a powerhouse’

July 27, 2021

Distinguished professor of chemistry notes rapid and positive changes during his 50 years on the CU Boulder faculty

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