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20 years later: Experts share school safety lessons post-Columbine

April 9, 2019

Twenty years after two teenage gunmen fatally shot 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School, researchers suggest such incidents are preventable. They'll share more at a day-long conference on April 16.

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Confronting concussions: Buffs lead the way on student-athlete health

April 5, 2019

Concussions in sports such as football, soccer and water polo are a critical issue facing student-athletes nationwide, and CU Boulder is innovating the next generation of prevention and treatment.

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The science of aging: Making progress against the march of time

April 2, 2019

We're exploring how to live longer and healthier and looking at the link between your gut microbiome and heart health. Plus new new research on how to lower your blood pressure in 5 minutes a day with no exercise.


Do ‘depression genes’ exist? It’s not so simple, new study concludes

April 2, 2019

Researchers are calling on the field to “abandon” the search for a specific “candidate genes” that substantially boost risk of depression. In reality, there are likely thousands, each with a minuscule effect.

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How funny works: The serious science of humor

March 26, 2019

What makes some jokes funny and others fall flat? And why do men win and women suffer when they’re funny at work?

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SpongeBob is not why your child likes junk food, new study shows

March 25, 2019

Researchers have found cartoon characters did not make a difference in children's choices between junk food and healthy food.

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Beyond opioids: How we’re rethinking pain

Scientists are making progress against chronic pain. This week, we discuss painkillers for dogs and whether we can think ourselves out of chronic pain.

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Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut

March 19, 2019

Age-related changes in our gut bacteria play a key role in making arteries stiff, degrading blood vessels and boosting risk of heart attack and stroke as we get older, according to a new, first-of-its kind study.

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Artificial intelligence: Teaching computers to be good people

March 12, 2019

Google’s Abigail Posner chimes in on the future of artificial intelligence. What are some of the limits? When do the ethics cross the line?

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The value of sleep

March 5, 2019

This week we’re talking about sleep. So what does a good night's sleep look like? What does it feel like?