An artist's depiction of an early Earth bombarded by asteroids.

A new timeline of Earth’s cataclysmic past

Aug. 12, 2019

Recent research shows that our planet may have been pummeled with asteroids long before some scientists had previously thought.

Arctic sea ice

A year in the ice: Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

Aug. 12, 2019

Dozens of CU Boulder researchers will take part in the MOSAIC expedition, which will send an icebreaker ship into the winter pack ice to drift for an entire year.

A plume of smoke rising into the air

Wildfire smoke provides clues on nuclear war, geoengineering

Aug. 8, 2019

Wildfire smoke can persist for months in the stratosphere, giving scientists an opportunity to fine-tune models of climate change, nuclear winter and geoengineering.

Flags at Colorado state capitol

Colorado economy adding new businesses more slowly, new report shows

Aug. 8, 2019

Colorado is continuing a years-long trend of adding new businesses, but at a slower rate, according to a CU Boulder report released by Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

Founders and employees of ShineOn

Students in Focus: ShineOn prepares for mass production of advanced bike light

Aug. 6, 2019

A year and a half after starting the company, CU Boulder startup ShineOn has grown to five employees and is preparing to launch its first product for cycling enthusiasts.

Ian Geraghty and Xinzhao Chu in Antarctica

Alumni in Focus: A year in Antarctica

Aug. 6, 2019

Researching in one of the most inaccessible and extreme places on Earth, Antarctica, Ian Geraghty is using LIDAR aimed at the sky to study the atmosphere at altitudes so high, Earth and space weather interact.

Graphic of big foot with headphones

Searching for Bigfoot

Aug. 5, 2019

Former CU Boulder Journalism Fellow Laura Krantz explores all things Bigfoot in Wild Thing, which the Atlantic named one of 2018's Best Podcasts.

Graphic depicting the weak interactions between neutral fermionic atoms in an ultracold gas.

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Aug. 2, 2019

Scientists have discovered that they can nudge clouds of ultracold atoms into two distinct phases where those particles behave in completely different ways.

Rendering of the asteroid Psyche

Can bacteria help people mine asteroids?

Aug. 1, 2019

Luis Zea and his colleagues are exploring whether a technique common on Earth, called biomining, may one day help people to extract resources in space.

An image taken from the International Space Station shows orange swaths of airglow hovering in Earth’s atmosphere

Analyzing gravity waves at the edge of space

July 29, 2019

A CU Boulder professor emeritus is working on a research project slated for the International Space Station to help us better understand and forecast conditions on the edge of space.