A scene from the Netflix move 'Don't Look Up'

How ‘Don’t Look Up’ plays with the portrayal of science in popular culture

Jan. 10, 2022

Adam McKay's new movie uses science fiction and comedy to explore elements of our current society—but it's not alone. Could we be in a new golden age of sci-fi entertainment? CU Boulder Today spoke with CMCI's Rick Stevens to find out.

Illustration of a mutating virus variant

Omicron at CU Boulder: What you can expect, what you can do

Jan. 10, 2022

As COVID-19’s omicron variant surges throughout many parts of the country and in Boulder County, researchers Kristen Bjorkman, Dan Larremore, Leslie Leinwand and Roy Parker are providing info to improve people’s awareness and safety.

Fire in Boulder

How to mitigate post-fire smoke impacts in your home

Jan. 5, 2022

In the aftermath of the destructive Marshall Fire, CU Boulder and CIRES experts have compiled a resource of post-wildfire indoor air quality facts and solutions to mitigate smoke impacts in your home or business.

Blake Leeper runs in gym

World’s fastest blade runner gets no competitive advantage from prostheses, study shows

Jan. 5, 2022

A new, long-awaited study shows amputee sprinters using running prostheses, or blades, have no clear competitive advantage at the 400-meter distance compared to sprinters with biological legs. The research puts into question sports governing body policies that limit the height of prostheses.

Colorado State Capitol building

Coloradans still deeply divided over COVID policies, election legitimacy, survey shows

Jan. 4, 2022

Nearly 85% of Colorado Democrats approved of some form of mask mandates in the state, according to a recently released survey on the state of politics in 2021. Only 21% of Republicans agreed.

A nurse holding a test tube

Testing only the unvaccinated may do little to curb spread of omicron

Dec. 21, 2021

New CU Boulder research suggests that in highly vaccinated regions, including Colorado, most infections will soon be breakthrough cases, and money spent on testing the unvaccinated could be better spent on other public health measures.

Tissues with diverse structural and mechanical characteristics.

Nuclear deformation research could advance artificial tissue engineering

Dec. 2, 2021

The work of Professor Corey Neu and Benjamin Seelbinderk looks at how cells adapt to their environment and how a mechanical environment influences a cell. The research has the potential to tackle major health obstacles.

A protester holds a stop the steal sign

Republicans lost faith in 2020 election results. Fox News played pivotal role

Dec. 1, 2021

A new CU Boulder study shows that in the days following the 2020 presidential election, Republicans grew increasingly doubtful that the vote count was legitimate. Regardless of party, the more an individual trusted and consumed Fox News, the less faith they had in the electoral process.

A runner on a treadmill

New take on runner’s high: Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

Nov. 29, 2021

A new first-of-its kind study aims to shed light on why so many people use cannabis before, during or after working out. It also seeks to answer a critical question: Does THC, which is considered a banned substance by the World Anti-doping Agency, hurt or help performance?

Army truck in flood waters

How the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will help Colorado brace for the next disaster

Nov. 18, 2021

Colorado will soon receive billions of dollars to improve its roads, bridges, utilities and other infrastructure. Civil engineer Keith Porter said it's a start––but the state still has a long way to go as it prepares for floods, wildfires and other disasters.