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Seed availability hampers forest recovery after wildfires

Oct. 2, 2019

A lack of tree seedling establishment following recent wildfires is limiting coniferous forest recovery in the western U.S., new research finds.

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More discipline can lead kids to prison, new study finds

Oct. 1, 2019

Students in stricter middle schools are more likely to end up in jail or prison later in life, according to a new working paper from the Leeds School of Business.

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Colorado business confidence falls amid politics, trade concerns

Oct. 1, 2019

Colorado business leaders said they are pessimistic about the economy for the first time since 2011.


When it rains: The hidden impact of wildfire

Oct. 1, 2019

After a wildfire, rainfall carries organic contaminants into nearby watersheds, resulting in added filtration costs downstream.

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Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Sept. 30, 2019

Doubling the time that kids spend in prekindergarten classes could have big benefits for their learning, a new study shows.

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A new way to preserve ancient bones with modern technology

Sept. 27, 2019

A team of anthropologists is out to change the way that scientists study old bones damage-free.

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How to tie microscopic knots

Sept. 26, 2019

Physicists have built on the "beautiful history" of humanity's obsession with knots to tie tiny structures within a solution of liquid crystals.


Engineers join partnership to address critical U.S. water security issues

Sept. 25, 2019

CU Boulder is part of a new $100 million interdisciplinary partnership to address critical water security issues in the United States over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday.


How to park a ship in ice

Sept. 25, 2019

Loaded with research equipment and CU Boulder scientists, the RV Polarstern icebreaker is steaming towards the central Arctic, searching for the perfect parking spot next to an ice floe.

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Arctic sea ice reaches second lowest minimum in satellite record

Sept. 23, 2019

The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced Monday that Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2019.