CU Boulder postdoctoral researcher Philip Kragel

A computer system that knows how you feel

July 25, 2019

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? According to new research, the answer is yes.

Security cameras

Who’s watching you? How privacy is changing in the digital age

July 24, 2019

On this episode of the Brainwaves podcast, we’re following news of a mobile app getting access to images of your face and more.

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Educating moms and dads may save kids' lives

July 22, 2019

Children whose mothers lack a college education are significantly more likely to die young, particularly from unintentional injuries, according to a sweeping new CU Boulder study of more than 377,000 youth.

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How society, science are redefining gender

What does it really mean to be a man or a woman? How that simple question has complicated consequences in sports, politics and language on this episode of the Brainwaves podcast.

The Hungo Pavi great house in Chaco Canyon

Food may have been scarce in Chaco Canyon

July 10, 2019

Chaco Canyon, a site that was once central to the lives of precolonial peoples called Anasazi, may not have been able to produce enough food to sustain its estimated population numbers.

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New drug therapy for cancer treatment based on CU Boulder research

July 9, 2019

A new drug therapy for cancer treatment, spun out of research performed in a CU Boulder biochemistry lab, may provide better results for patients with solid cancers and hematologic cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

Kent Hutchison records a course in Boulder's Chautauqua Park

Bringing commonsense cannabis education to the masses

July 1, 2019

Cannabis researcher and professor Kent Hutchison has teamed up with the global online learning platform Coursera to launch a first-of-its-kind educational specialization “Medical Cannabis: Health Effects of THC and CBD.”

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How funny works: The serious science of humor

Why did the chicken cross the road? Humor experts aren’t sure, but they’ll break down why some jokes are laugh-worthy and others earn groans in this episode of the Brainwaves podcast.

An illustration of Neanderthals gathered around a fire

Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools

June 26, 2019

New discoveries from two caves in Italy suggest that Neanderthals were a lot smarter than some give them credit for

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U.S. Olympic sports earn failing grade for self-governance

June 25, 2019

The organizations charged with overseeing U.S. Olympic sports from the elite level down to the youth level earned an average score of 58 out of 100 for self-governance in a new study published Tuesday.