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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A passenger jet aloft

Frequent flyers beware: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 9, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor.

A couple arguing

When love hurts, a placebo can help

April 24, 2017

A new CU Boulder-led study of 40 recently brokenhearted men and women found that a placebo disguised as an emotionally soothing medicine eased their heartbreak and quieted areas of the brain related to rejection.

Pages

Pages