Clips of mass shooting news headlines

Thoughts and prayers? In mass shootings, reporters need to think compassion and care

Dec. 14, 2023

There’s no playbook for covering mass shootings. But that may soon change, as Elizabeth Skewes studies how the media can tell the right story—by being more considerate to victims and survivors.


Breast milk shown to boost baby’s brain and gut health

Dec. 13, 2023

A new study of compounds found in baby poop suggests breast milk, including milk supplemented with formula, improves infant gut health in ways that benefit brain development and could impact test scores. The findings could also be used to improve formula.

Photo of an ancient saddle made of wood

Archaeologists unearth one of earliest known frame saddles

Dec. 12, 2023

Recovered from looters, a new archaeological discovery from a cave in western Mongolia could change the story of the evolving relationship between humans and horses in the ancient world.

Women and girls in Cameroon excitedly holding biodegradable menstrual pads

Reducing gender inequality, one biodegradable menstrual pad at a time

Dec. 8, 2023

Through his nonprofit, CU Boulder Associate Professor of philosophy Ajume Wingo is providing sanitary pads and menstrual education in his home country, Cameroon.

Yoga class

Want to benefit from yoga? Stick with it

Nov. 17, 2023

CU Boulder research associate Charleen Gust demonstrates that the physical and psychological benefits of yoga last longer with consistent practice.

Damage in Gaza

When it comes to Israel-Hamas war videos, don’t always trust what you see

Nov. 17, 2023

People are increasingly turning to videos on TikTok, Instagram and other social media to stay up to date on the Israel-Hamas war. But media studies expert Sandra Ristovska gives her take, warning you can’t always trust what you see, and sharing without confirming can be dangerous.

Caregiver and child sitting in bed reading bedtime story

Melatonin use soars among children, with unknown risks

Nov. 13, 2023

Nearly one in five school-aged children and preteens now take melatonin for sleep, and some parents routinely give the hormone to preschoolers, according to new CU Boulder research.

Christian Meyer holds up a pipette

Scientists develop faster, cheaper way to count microbes, discover new antibiotics

Nov. 8, 2023

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new way of counting microorganisms that works 36 times faster than conventional methods, cuts plastic use more than 15-fold and substantially decreases the cost and carbon footprint of biomedical research. It could accelerate the discovery of new antibiotics.

Cat with turquoise eyes (Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr)

How a dirty litter box could slow you down as you age

Nov. 6, 2023

Some people infected with the common, cat-borne parasite Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to be frail as they get older, new research shows.

Pegboard with 25 holes and small, keyhole-shaped metal pegs

Your brain remembers what your fingers used to do

Nov. 3, 2023

New CU Boulder research demonstrates that, with practice, older adults can regain manual dexterity that may have seemed lost.