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A decade after legalizing cannabis in Colorado, here’s what we’ve learned

Nov. 4, 2022

Ten years ago this week, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, making the state among the first in the nation to legalize the use and possession of recreational cannabis. Research since has revealed its risks and health benefits and shed light on how the burgeoning industry can improve.

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The history of daylight saving time

Nov. 4, 2022

Some have said Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea for daylight saving time. Others believe it was adopted so farmers could have more hours of sunlight to work in the field. As daylight saving time comes to a close on Sunday, Nov. 6, learn more about the history of the practice.

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COVID still a ‘dangerous global health threat.’ New international study spells out how we can end it

Nov. 3, 2022

Greater attention to indoor air ventilation and filtration, rebuilding public trust and clearly communicating the dominant role of airborne transmission for SARS-CoV-2, addressing pandemic inequities and a “vaccine-plus” approach are among the recommendations made by 386 experts from more than 100 countries.

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Colorado voters have faith in statewide elections, concerns about the economy

Nov. 2, 2022

A new survey of Coloradans led by CU Boulder finds nearly 71% of residents believe elections in the state will be conducted "fairly and accurately" in 2022.

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Will abortion spur more women to vote in November? Expert weighs in

Oct. 28, 2022

With the midterm elections right around the corner, Michaele Ferguson discusses Roe v. Wade, the role gender plays in politics today, how a Republican strategy may or may not work in the purple state of Colorado and more.

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Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day: Land acknowledgments and why they matter

Oct. 7, 2022

As part of Indigenous Peoples Day, Andrew Cowell addresses the new campus land acknowledgment, the history of land acknowledgments across the Americas, and how—when accompanied by meaningful actions—such recognition can raise awareness and lead to greater support for Native communities.

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Drafting can save minutes of marathoners' times, make official sub-2 possible

Oct. 6, 2022

A first-of-its kind CU Boulder study shows that even middle-of-the-pack marathoners can shave three to five minutes off their time via drafting. It could also help world champion Eliud Kipchoge achieve the Holy Grail of running: finishing a sub-2-hour marathon at an officially sanctioned race.

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Another monkey virus could be poised for spillover to humans, new study shows

Sept. 29, 2022

Arteriviruses, which are already common in African monkeys and known to cause fatal outbreaks, appear to have learned how to access human cells, replicate and evade human immune systems—a warning sign these could become next in a long line of viruses to jump from nonhuman primates to people, new laboratory research shows.

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Can artificial intelligence detect Alzheimer’s earlier? CU researchers aim to find out

Sept. 28, 2022

Researchers from CU Anschutz and CU Boulder are developing an artificial intelligence tool to diagnose dementia at earlier stages in an effort to curb its progress and plan more effective treatment options.

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4 easy ways to reduce your risk of severe COVID-19

Sept. 28, 2022

New research highlights how taming chronic, low-level inflammation through diet, exercise, rest and stress management could help fend off serious and lasting impacts of the virus.