Ken Burns

Humor’s Secret Source

Dec. 1, 2018

America’s most famous documentarian visits CU Boulder.

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Ancient Beasts of Australia

Dec. 1, 2017

What killed them off? A CU scientist with an arctic pedigree thinks he's found the answer in the hot Australian interior.


Smarter Than You Think

Dec. 1, 2016

Neanderthals get a bad rap. CU archaeologist Paola Villa is helping set the record straight.

man looking through a magnifying glass

Planted Evidence

March 1, 2016

For decades Jane Bock and David Norris have been using plant science to help solve murders.

Patrick Mahaffy

Tools of the Camel Hunters

Sept. 1, 2015

A new campus exhibition explores a remarkable set of tools that ice-age humans used to harvest Boulder’s natural bounty.

Illustration of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto

Voyage to Pluto

June 1, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to become humanity’s first emissary to Pluto. Alan Stern has the insider view.

Artist's rendering of Mars crater wet vs. dry

Inquiry: Mars MAVEN

Dec. 1, 2014

A NASA mission to Mars led by CU-Boulder and Bruce Jakosky of CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is gathering data expected to answer long-standing questions about how and why the Red Planet has changed over the eons.

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Hand of the Builder

Sept. 1, 2014

In a recent book, CU glacier scientist Tad Pfeffer enshrines the old-fashioned simplicity of historic New England summer homes.

Scott carpenter

Rocket Man

Sept. 1, 2012

Fifty years ago, Scott Carpenter became the fourth American to fly in space before landing dramatically in the Atlantic Ocean 250 miles off course. His pioneering work laid the foundation for five decades of space exploration.

everett ruess

Solving a Mysterious Disappearance

Sept. 1, 2009

CU researchers, a National Geographic Adventure writer and a dark family secret reveal the story behind a young explorer's fate in 1934.