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News Engagement Day: Reimagining what it means to consume news in a healthy, sustainable way

Oct. 5, 2021

Journalism student Lauren Irwin and alumna Tayler Shaw discuss News Engagement Day, a day that encourages news engagement while also promoting an understanding of the principles of journalism.

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Specific UV light wavelength could offer low-cost, safe way to curb COVID-19 spread

Oct. 4, 2021

A specific wavelength of ultraviolet light is not only extremely effective at killing the virus that causes COVID-19, but is also safer for use in public spaces, finds new CU Boulder research.

Graphic that pinpoints the hundreds of voting districts in the state, then connects them with lines to form borders.

Can math make redistricting more fair?

Sept. 30, 2021

Politicians have long used the process of redistricting to cut their opponents out of power, or even disenfranchise nonwhite voters. Jeanne Clelland says math can help.

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How therapy, not pills, can nix chronic pain and change the brain

Sept. 29, 2021

A new, CU Boulder-led study provides strong evidence that a psychological treatment can provide effective and lasting relief for chronic pain, which affects one in five Americans. The treatment also appears to quiet regions of the brain that generate chronic pain.

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Is your body clock off schedule? Prebiotics may help

Sept. 13, 2021

New research shows that dietary compounds called prebiotics, which serve as food for good bacteria in the gut, make the body more resilient to circadian rhythm disruptions from things like jet lag or shift work.

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Do screens really hurt kids? Not much, and they may have some benefits

Sept. 9, 2021

Screen time may not be as harmful as previously suspected for school-aged children and may have some important benefits, according to one of the largest studies to date exlporing how screens impact youth.

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Don’t throw that cloth mask away yet—it still works

Sept. 9, 2021

New research finds that washing and drying cotton cloth masks doesn’t reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

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Study: Banning abortion would boost maternal mortality by double-digits

Sept. 8, 2021

A nationwide abortion ban would lead to a 21% increase in the number of pregnancy-related deaths overall and a 33% increase among Black women, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

Smog, also known as ground level ozone, shown here in Denver, is a growing problem in the western United States. Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Amid wildfires and a pandemic, here’s how to keep your indoor air clean

Sept. 7, 2021

Learn about the easy and effective ways we can keep our indoor air clean from ozone, wildfire smoke and COVID-19.

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Video: CU Boulder experts give scientific update on COVID-19 pandemic

Sept. 3, 2021

Roy Parker and Kristen Bjorkman review the status of the COVID-19 delta variant in the United States, the latest data on vaccines and breakthrough cases, and more.

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