Joanna Lambert standing on tree limb and looking through binoculars.

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 11, 2020

As the wilds around Joanna Lamberts research sites in Africa and North America have vanished, the conservation biologist has struggled to keep hopeful amid the losses.

The mobile pharmacology lab

Marijuana concentrates sharply spike THC levels but don’t necessarily get users higher

June 10, 2020

Smoking high-potency marijuana concentrates boosts blood levels of THC more than twice as much as smoking conventional weed, but it doesn’t necessarily get you higher, according to a new study. The research also found that memory and balance are impaired immediately after using cannabis, but those impairments subside in an hour.

Microscopic view of a new phase of liquid crystal

After a century of searching, scientists find new liquid phase

June 10, 2020

Researchers have discovered an elusive phase of matter, first proposed more than 100 years ago and sought after ever since.

A visualization of land use in southwestern Ohio and central Indiana over time

Mapping 200 years of American development

June 9, 2020

New CU Boulder research provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the history and evolution of human land-use and development in the United States.

Professor Mike McGehee and students working in the lab. (Photo provided)

Research shows promising advances to lower-cost, durable smart window technology

June 8, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed an improved method for controlling smart tinting on windows that could make them cheaper, more effective and more durable than current options on the market.

Adult helping young student with homework

Early childhood intervention programs may reap benefits across generations

June 8, 2020

Youth programs designed to prevent drug use and delinquency and support healthy development can reap lasting benefits not only for participants, but also for their kids.

HAMR-Jr poses with a cockroach

Cockroach-inspired robot among smallest, fastest ever

June 3, 2020

Say hello to HAMR-Jr, the little robot—inspired by insects—that can do incredible things. Its diameter is just about the size of a penny and it weighs far less than a paperclip.

A pregnant woman with a flower in her hand

Prenatal exposure to ‘good bacteria’ prevents autism-like syndrome

May 27, 2020

Inoculating mothers with a beneficial microbe during pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new study. The paper suggests that exposure to good bacteria during pregnancy may positively impact brain development.

Construction workers

'Nature’s antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete

May 27, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have discovered that a synthetic molecule based on natural antifreeze proteins minimizes freeze-thaw damage and increases the strength and durability of concrete, improving the longevity of new infrastructure and decreasing carbon emissions over its lifetime.

A prosthetic hand with fingertip sensors installed.

Now closer to reality: Prosthetics that can feel

May 21, 2020

Jacob Segil is working to bring back the sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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