Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire, according to CU-Boulder researcher

March 14, 2011

A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder shows clear evidence of the continuous control of fire by Neanderthals in Europe dating back roughly 400,000 years, yet another indication that they weren't dimwitted brutes as often portrayed.Read more »

Works of Stan Brakhage, film pioneer and longtime CU professor, preserved in new center

March 2, 2011

Stan Brakhage loved poetry and befriended poets but dubbed himself a failed poet. Many experts disagreed. He was, they said, a consummate poet -- one who spoke in the language of film and measured his meter in frames.Read more »

New CU study shows acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury

Feb. 28, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury, a finding that may have implications for some U.S. war veterans returning home.Read more »

Stresses of unemployed spouse can hurt job performance of other spouse, study finds

Feb. 21, 2011

Ignoring the stresses of an unemployed spouse's job search does not bode well for the employed spouse's job productivity or home life, says a University of Colorado Boulder professor.Read more »

Space weather disrupts communications, threatens other technologies on Earth, says CU-Boulder prof

Feb. 17, 2011

A powerful solar flare has ushered in the largest space weather storm in at least four years and has already disrupted some ground communications on Earth, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Daniel Baker, an internationally known space weather expert.Read more »

Thawing permafrost likely will accelerate global warming in coming decades, says study

Feb. 16, 2011

Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost likely will disappear by 2200 as a result of warming temperatures, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.Read more »

Final flight of space shuttle Discovery to carry two payloads built by CU-Boulder

Feb. 15, 2011

Following a more than three-month delay due to technical problems, NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its final flight Feb. 24 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying two University of Colorado Boulder-built biomedical payload devices.Read more »

University of Colorado law students to do clinical study in India

Feb. 14, 2011

The University of Colorado Law School's Juvenile and Family Law Program will take a group of 15 students to India for a hands-on clinical application of the family law curriculum.Read more »

CU-Boulder names finalists for Law School dean

Feb. 9, 2011

Four finalists have been named for the position of dean at the University of Colorado Boulder Law School, according to Jim Williams, dean of the University Libraries and chair of the search committee.Read more »

Quantum quirk: JILA scientists pack atoms together to prevent collisions in atomic clock

Feb. 3, 2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, described in the Feb. 3 issue of Science Express, can boost the performance of experimental atomic clocks made of thousands or tens of thousands of neutral atoms trapped by intersecting laser beamsRead more »