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What is love?

Feb. 21, 2019

We talk to scientists about the chemistry behind monogamy, why it feels good to hold hands and why placebos could be effective in getting over heartbreak.

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The tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Feb. 19, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of Garrett Hardin’s influential essay about the “freedom to breed,” the director of the CU Population Center contends he missed the mark.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chemical synthesis breakthrough holds promise for future antibiotics

Dec. 20, 2018

Chemistry researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize and optimize a naturally-occurring antibiotic compound that could one day be used to fight lethal drug-resistant infections.

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