Denver skyline

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.

Child playing with an alphabet puzzle

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.

Bone fragment

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.

A graphic representing a lattice of trefoil knots tied in a solution of liquid crystals. (Credit: Smalyukh lab)

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.

Sea ice Andy Mahoney

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.

Sea stars huddle together under Antarctic ice

Antarctic marine protection treaty offers lessons for global conservation

Sept. 20, 2019

Researchers reflect on the lessons learned from a landmark multinational agreement protecting Antarctica's Ross Sea.

Aftermath of 2014 tornado in Vilonia, Arkansas

When natural disaster strikes, men and women respond differently

Sept. 19, 2019

Women take cover or prepare to evacuate more quickly but often have trouble convincing the men in their lives to do so, according to a study on how gender influences response to disaster. It also found traditional gender roles and power dynamics resurface, and female voices often go unheard.