sea ice

Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbors

March 18, 2020

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research from CU Boulder.

Pollution spewing from a factory

Can the brown cloud make you gain weight?

March 11, 2020

Air pollution—particularly ozone—alters our collection of gut microorganisms in ways that may boost our risk of obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and other disorders, according to new research.

Blood pressure exam.

Forever young: Pill might slow aging

March 9, 2020

Eating less may help the body age more slowly. Rather than promote starvation, CU researchers are testing a nutritional supplement that mimics the same effects of caloric restriction.

Solar cells

Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

March 5, 2020

Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.

woman sleeping

Better sleep? Prebiotics could help

March 3, 2020

Dietary compounds called prebiotics, which are found in fibrous foods such as artichokes, onions, leeks and some whole grains, improve sleep and boost stress resilience, according to a new study published this week.

A house in Houston shows visible damage after flooding.

Flooding assistance left Houston residents on uneven ground

March 3, 2020

Houston homeowners who were struggling financially before Hurricane Harvey were the most likely residents to end up in a worse financial position after the storm, a new study shows.


Pulling back the curtain on prison gangs

Feb. 27, 2020

An unprecedented study reported in a new book from CU Boulder sociology Professor David Pyrooz examines gangs and the social order of prisons.

A radar dish mounted on the bed of a truck.

Let it snow: Researchers put cloud seeding to the test

Feb. 24, 2020

For the first time, researchers have used radar and other tools to accurately measure the volume of snow produced through cloud seeding.

Blake Leeper sprinting

Height limits for ‘blade runners’ baseless, new study suggests

Feb. 20, 2020

The governing body for the Paralympics recently lowered the allowable height for sprinters who use prosthetic legs, or blades, during competition. The rules are based on the assumption that the taller you are the faster you run, but a new study has found otherwise.

sheet music from new collection

Exploring America’s musical past to compose the future

Feb. 20, 2020

Silent films weren’t actually silent. Now, students can study the music of this once prominent corner of American pop culture.