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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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#MeToo: Study finds sexual harassment in academic libraries more frequent than thought

Sept. 2, 2021

A first-of-its-kind quantitative survey co-authored by researchers at CU Boulder, William & Mary and Radford University has measured the prevalence of sexual harassment in academic libraries, with hope to enact change within the industry.

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Ancient humans turned elephant remains into a surprising array of bone tools

Aug. 30, 2021

Humans living about 400,000 years ago produced an unprecedented diversity of elephant bone tools, including pointed tools for carving meat and wedge-shaped tools for cracking open large femurs and other long bones.

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2 professors tapped to give Distinguished Research Lectures

Aug. 30, 2021

Rebecca Maloy of the School of Music and Roy Parker of Biochemistry and the BioFrontiers Institute have been selected to receive 2021-22 Distinguished Research Lectureships.

Women of Afghanistan stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Wednesday, March 1, 2006. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush made a surprise visit to the city and presided over a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the embassy. (Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika, US Army National Guard; Source: Wikimedia Commons)

What the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan means for the nation’s women

Aug. 19, 2021

Geography professor Jennifer Fluri discusses what has changed for women in Afghanistan in the past 20 years and what’s at stake for women's education, as well as women's roles in politics, public life and the economy in light of current events.

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The 'shecession': How the pandemic is impacting women’s careers

Aug. 18, 2021

Some fear the effects of the pandemic could have lasting impacts on everything from homeownership to wealth accumulation for women. They could even affect the kinds of people who end up in boardrooms and the scientific discoveries that are made in years to come.

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Colorado Lullaby Project bridges mental health, parenting

Aug. 6, 2021

Under a project started in 2020, CU music students help parents write music, while the Reneé Crown Wellness Institute studies the effects of the lullabies on the parents’ mental health, wellness and social connections.

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