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Assimilation no doubt played a role in making Hanukkah the commercialized holiday it is today. But other factors shaped the modern festival, too, says CU expert Samira Mehta. Read more on The Conversation. Read more
Some dark craters on the moon are never exposed to light—ice could be hiding in these permanently shadowed regions, and a host of missions from the U.S. and beyond are searching for it. Read from CU expert Paul Hayne on The Conversation. Read more
Understanding how animals’ intricate spots and stripes form can help scientists mimic those processes in the lab, potentially improving medical diagnostics and synthetic materials in the future. Read from CU expert Ankur Gupta on The Conversation. Read more