Blake Leeper sprinting

Height limits for ‘blade runners’ baseless, new study suggests

Feb. 20, 2020

The governing body for the Paralympics recently lowered the allowable height for sprinters who use prosthetic legs, or blades, during competition. The rules are based on the assumption that the taller you are the faster you run, but a new study has found otherwise.

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How social media makes breakups that much worse

Feb. 13, 2020

A new CU Boulder study documents how features such as News Feed, Memories, and shared groups and photos can bring painful reminders of exes into our lives even after we've taken measures to hide them on Facebook.

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‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in deadly crashes

Jan. 30, 2020

Fatal car accidents increase 6% in the week following the switch to daylight saving time, according to new CU Boulder research. The study comes as California and Florida lawmakers consider doing away with the time change.

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U.S. birth weights drop due to rise in cesarean births, inductions

Jan. 29, 2020

U.S. birth weights have fallen significantly in recent decades due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions, which have shortened the average pregnancy by about a week, according to new CU Boulder research.

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What to look for in this year’s Super Bowl ads

Jan. 29, 2020

Kelty Logan, associate professor of advertising in the College of Media, Communication and Information, offers up her predictions on what trends to expect with this year's Super Bowl commercials.

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Judges deny abortion care to teens

Jan. 16, 2020

Thirty-seven states, including Colorado, require minors to notify their parents or go before a judge before having an abortion. A new 18-year-study conducted in Texas shows judges deny minors' request up to 13% of the time and the judicial-bypass process is humiliating and traumatizing for some teens.

Footprints in sand

Beach-combing Neanderthals dived for shells

Jan. 15, 2020

Just like modern-day humans, Neanderthals may have seen the appeal in a little sand and surf, according to a new study.

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Photos, videos could help experts diagnose children with autism

Jan. 14, 2020

CU Boulder-developed tools provide a way of preparing children with autism spectrum disorder to get their hearing tested—saving time and a whole lot of stress.

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Concussions common among college students, but not due to sports

Dec. 19, 2019

One in 75 undergraduate college students sustain a concussion each calendar year, and two-thirds of them occur off the playing field, according to a new three-year study of CU Boulder students.

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Stressed? Try rewarding yourself for eating fruits and veggies

Dec. 17, 2019

CU research finds that cash can help stressed out people eat more fruits and vegetables.