a showerhead spouting water

What lives inside your showerhead?

June 22, 2017

CIRES researchers are uncovering new information about the mysterious world of tiny microbes living inside your showerhead.Read more »
image of a couple holding hands

A lover's touch eases pain as heartbeats, breathing sync

June 21, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder pain researcher Pavel Goldstein shows that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a lover in pain, the couple's heart rates sync and the pain subsides.Read more »
a keyboard displaying the words "fake news"

Fake news outlets have more media impact than fact-checking outlets

June 19, 2017

Fake news websites had about twice as much influence on the media landscape as fact-checking websites did, according to new research by the College of Media, Communication and Information.Read more »
Dave Baugh with plate of crickets; Lars Baugh eats Lithic Nutrition cricket bar

Superfood: Will Americans eat insects?

June 16, 2017

Though Americans may find the thought of eating insects unappetizing, CU Boulder alum Dave Baugh and twin brother Lars are aiming to normalize bugs in the American diet.Read more »
illustration of teenager on a skateboard

Mysteries of the teenage brain

June 9, 2017

Teenagers and young adults think and act differently from grownups. Marie Banich is helping us see why.Read more »
Senior woman exercising in group class

Healthy Aging Project ramps up efforts

June 8, 2017

A CU Boulder project is ramping up efforts to provide the public with the latest information on healthy aging, including scientific evidence on what to do and eat for better health.Read more »
Daniel Lee making faces

Stink-eye, other expressions likely originated as survival mechanisms

June 8, 2017

New research confirms that eyes truly are the window to the soul, with eye-widening or squinting serving as the primary clue observers use to decode someone's emotional state. The findings suggest facial expressions originated as survival mechanisms. Only later were they co-opted as social cues.Read more »
A shadow image of a prisoner

Domestic terrorists, gang members have little in common, study shows

May 18, 2017

Domestic extremists in the U.S. are older, better educated, more affluent, more religious and more likely to be white than street gang members are, according to the first comprehensive study to compare the two groups.Read more »
Sabrina Spencer

Some mother cells kick DNA damage 'down the road' to offspring

May 16, 2017

A new study shows for the first time that some human cells with DNA damage are passed to offspring cells without repairing them, essentially kicking the can down the road. The study has implications for both cancer and aging.Read more »
sleeping baby

What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

May 10, 2017

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in life, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of slumbering babies. The research could result in better options for babies with hearing impairment.Read more »