Prison cell

Investigation into deaths of mentally ill prisoners wins 2019 Al Nakkula Award

Feb. 14, 2019

A series illuminating the deaths of mentally ill people in jails throughout the country—often under horrific and preventable circumstances—is the winner of the 2019 Al Nakkula Award for police reporting.

Shalaya Kipp conducts a treadmill study in the Locomotion Lab at CU

Slower runners benefit most from high-tech shoes, other elite methods

Feb. 11, 2019

How much do high-tech shoes, special diets and exercises, drafting behind other runners and other strategies actually improve your finish time? A new study spells it out. The takeaway: The faster you are, the harder it is to get faster.

Caster Semenya at the 2012 London Olympics

Testosterone limits for female athletes based on flawed science

Feb. 8, 2019

New international rules would require some elite female athletes to medically lower their testosterone levels in order to be able to compete among women. But a new study contends those rules are based on flawed science.

Woman sleeps in dark room

How chronic pain threatens a good night’s sleep

Jan. 31, 2019

The first-of-its-kind study found that when people don’t sleep, they feel pain more acutely; but the pain may be keeping them awake, thanks to a neural glitch in sleep-deprived brains.

Stephen Lekson

A modern look at Chaco Canyon’s ancient past

Jan. 22, 2019

In his latest and possibly last book, archaeologist Stephen Lekson argues that generations of researchers have gotten the Southwest wrong. He wants that to change.

Illustration of houses built of newspaper

Keeping local news in the spotlight

Chuck Plunkett ignited a national conversation about local journalism when he challenged the owners of his former paper. Today, he brings a passion for local journalism to CU Boulder, where he teaches tomorrow’s journalists.

Flooding damage

Flood, fire preparations could save U.S. billions of dollars

Jan. 10, 2019

Communities that act now to protect themselves from future natural disasters can save as much as $11 for every $1 spent, according to new research.

Empty CU Boulder basketball court

Bringing new meaning to teamwork

Buffs4Life is helping former CU Boulder athletes and coaches in their times of need by focusing on preventing suicide, a national crisis that affects people from all walks of life.

Lori Peek

$3M center to support rapid-response research of natural disasters

Dec. 27, 2018

The National Science Foundation has granted CU Boulder $3 million to develop a new center that will bring together social scientists, natural scientists and engineers to conduct rapid-response research of natural hazards.

Senior couple poses for photo

‘Til death do us part

Dec. 17, 2018

Happy spouse, peaceful house? New research from CU Boulder suggests that phrase doesn’t go far enough, and that the quality of your marriage may be linked to how long you live.