PhD candidate Adenife Modile looks at African landscape

PhD candidate studying fertility, maternal health in Tanzania

June 28, 2017

Sociology doctoral candidate Adenife Modile studies fertility and maternal health worldwide, with the end goal of disrupting the assumption that "having lots of kids is what we do."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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