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Football

AUDIO: Patrick Ferrucci on public perception and racial stereotypes of NFL quarterbacks

Aug. 17, 2017

Just over one in ten NFL quarterbacks are black. A small number considering that 68 percent of all NFL players are black, but it’s a fact that isn’t surprising to CU Boulder researcher Patrick Ferrucci who just published a study on racial stereotypes of black and white quarterbacks and how... Read more »
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AUDIO: Terra McKinnish on study that shows couple’s age difference affects marriage

Aug. 2, 2017

It’s not uncommon to see married couples with a significant age gap. But new research suggests that while in the beginning men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses that satisfaction fades over time, says Terra McKinnish, a professor of economics at CU Boulder and co-author of... Read more »
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AUDIO: Detlev Helmig on potentially harmful atmospheric gases along the Front Range

July 20, 2017

In response to high levels of methane in Boulder and the Front Range, University of Colorado Boulder researcher Detlev Helmig has partnered with Boulder County to create an automated monitoring system to measure potentially harmful atmospheric gases and make that data available to the public.Read more »
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AUDIO: CU Boulder's Brian Toon on environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 17, 2017

The continued nuclear arms race between the developing countries of India, Pakistan and North Korea has prompted scientists to revisit a 1980s study that examined the effects of a nuclear war.Read more »
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AUDIO: CU Boulder's Jennifer Balch on how humans cause most wildfires

July 14, 2017

As the summer heats up and the wildlands dry out wildfires are exploding across the west. Currently five of the 45 wildfires burning in the west are in Colorado and, in many cases, the fires are human caused. It’s a trend that has been heating up over the last few... Read more »
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AUDIO: Wobbekind on Colorado’s third quarter economic outlook

June 27, 2017

Colorado business leaders continue to show a positive outlook for the state economy in the third quarter of 2017, but at a more tempered pace than last quarter, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says the... Read more »
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AUDIO: Daniel Lee on origins of 'stink eye,' other eye expressions

June 16, 2017

CU Boulder scientist Daniel Lee has studied the wonders of eye expressions for eight years and says they do more than just convey an array of emotions: They helped us survive and evolve as a species.Read more »
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AUDIO: Larry Esposito on NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn

May 30, 2017

CU Boulder planetary scientist Larry Esposito describes the most recent findings from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft as it flies between Saturn and its rings - going places where no spacecraft has gone before.Read more »
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AUDIO: David Pyrooz on street gangs and domestic terrorists

May 17, 2017

A sweeping new University of Colorado Boulder study systematically compared street gangs and domestic terrorists for the first time and found that, contrary to popular belief, U.S. gang members seldom go on to become radicalized and commit acts of terrorism, says lead author David Pyrooz, an assistant professor of sociology... Read more »
Infant in sleep & language study

AUDIO: Phillip Gilley on babies and language processing

May 10, 2017

According to a new CU Boulder study, infants as young as one-month-old show that during sleep their brain is processing information about its environment and performing computations about that information, paving the way to developing pathways for learning, says Phillip Gilley, lead author of the study.Read more »

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