Cargo ship in the ocean

How commercial vessels could become tsunami early-warning systems

Dec. 10, 2020

If a tsunami formed along the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of Oregon, residents might have just 20 to 30 minutes to get to safety. Scientists have proposed a new forecasting system that could provide seaside towns with critical early warnings.

Parker Solar Probe circles in front of the sun in this artist rendering.

Researchers get a look at the sun's dusty environment

Dec. 9, 2020

Scientists say that the way that dust moves and transforms around the sun may give them new insights to how Earth and its neighboring planets formed more than 4.5 billion years ago.

Flare erupts from the surface of the sun

Researchers reveal new clues on what makes the sun’s atmosphere so hot

Dec. 7, 2020

Why is the sun's atmosphere millions of degrees hotter than its surface? New research provides tantalizing hints.

CT scan of a frog in vivid colors.

Museum spotlights reptiles and amphibians in incredible detail

Nov. 18, 2020

Ever want to see inside an iguana? A new project at the CU Museum of Natural History is collecting incredibly detailed images of specimens in its collection—including CT scans of their internal anatomy.

Bubble of expanding gas created by a supernova.

Tree rings may hold clues to earthly impacts of distant supernovas

Nov. 11, 2020

A very nearby supernova could wipe all life off the face of Earth. But even farther away events may still leave their mark on the planet, new research suggests.

Mushroom cloud expands over ocean

Scientists explore how to protect fisheries, food supply in event of nuclear war

Nov. 9, 2020

Well-managed, healthy fisheries could serve as an important source of food for people around the world in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, a new study finds.

An "electronic skin" device bends in a curve.

'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Nov. 6, 2020

Electronic skin has long been a staple of science fiction, from "The Terminator" to "Star Trek." A team at CU Boulder is working to make it a reality.

Breast cancer cells as seen under a microscope.

New insights on a common protein could lead to novel cancer treatments

Nov. 4, 2020

Findings could lead to new therapies for hard-to-treat cancers and even neurological diseases and rare developmental disorders.

A roll of voting stickers next to a sign reading "voting day"

Election Day math: New study probes how people make decisions

Oct. 29, 2020

Social groups with a mix of hasty and more deliberate decision-makers may have the best chance of making the right choices, according to new mathematical research.

An image of the lunar surface partially in shadow.

Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice

Oct. 26, 2020

Finding the ingredients for a hot shower on the moon may have gotten a lot easier, new research suggests.

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