Two fossils lay out on a table

Icy waters of 'Snowball Earth' may have spurred early organisms to grow bigger

July 28, 2021

A new study tackles one of the oldest questions in the history of the planet: How did living organisms get so big?

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International research partnership aims to reduce residential energy consumption

July 27, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are working with colleagues in Ireland to help policymakers and other stakeholders reduce residential energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions that come from it.

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A blood test for your body clock? It’s on the horizon

July 27, 2021

CU Boulder sleep researchers have found it's possible to determine the timing of a person's internal biological clock via a single blood draw. Ultimately, the findings could lead to personalized recommendations for when people should eat, sleep, exercise and take medications.

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Chancellor names inaugural members of University Sustainability Council

July 27, 2021

The diverse group of 15 voting members includes faculty, staff and students, with members hailing from departments all across the campus, to help guide campus decision-making around sustainability initiatives and priorities.

Dean Scott Adler testifying at Congressional hearing

Scott Adler testifies at Congressional hearing

July 26, 2021

Graduate School Dean Scott Adler, a political scientist and scholar on the structure and performance of Congress, testified on July 20 before the House Select Committee on the modernization of Congress.

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State political maps are being redrawn with help of expert alumna

July 26, 2021

JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin, who holds a PhD from and teaches at CU Boulder, is helping Colorado redraw its political boundaries in a more equitable and democratic fashion.

Marcus Holzinger testifying before the U.S. Congress

Marcus Holzinger speaks to U.S. Senate on commercial use of space

July 26, 2021

Marcus Holzinger addressed the U.S. Congress, testifying recently before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Space and Science, about space situational awareness and space traffic management.

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CU Boulder astrophysicist elected to International Academy of Astronautics

July 26, 2021

CU Boulder Professor Jack Burns, who has longstanding ties to NASA and deep experience in space research, is the newest member elected by academic peers into the astronautics organization.

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination bus parks at the Williams Village residence complex at CU Boulder

As delta variant threatens Colorado, vaccines can stop its spread

July 26, 2021

A new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is now behind nearly 90% of the cases in the state. Researchers from CU Boulder talk about this new player in the pandemic and whether vaccinated people should continue to wear masks in public.

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AB Nexus announces 3rd round of grants, drives research breakthroughs

July 26, 2021

AB Nexus, an initiative to strengthen research collaboration between the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses, is announcing its third call for proposals.