Individual cells in a cyanobacterial colony fluoresce

Even single-celled organisms need their space: Squished bacteria may shut down photosynthesis

March 23, 2020

Introverts take heart: When cells, like some people, get too squished, they can go into defense mode, even shutting down photosynthesis.

a child doing home work

Autism rates declining among wealthy whites, escalating among poor

March 19, 2020

Wealthy, white California counties—once considered the nation’s hotbeds for autism spectrum disorder—have seen prevalence flatten or fall in the last two decades, while rates among poor whites and minorities keep ticking up, according to new research.

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.

Lenticular clouds, which look a bit like a layer cake, form over Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.

New science centers will explore the complex relationship between the Earth and sun

March 17, 2020

How can winds at Earth's surface influence the orbits of satellites in space? What makes a planet habitable? These are some of the questions two new NASA-funded efforts will tackle at 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.

Nick Conklin (kneeling) of 3D Printing Colorado captures a scan of a Triceratops skull.

3D scan sheds new light on Boulder’s own Triceratops

March 5, 2020

For more than 40 years, the Triceratops skull in the CU Museum of Natural History has wowed visitors of all ages. Now, that fossil is ready for its close-up.

Rubén Donato

Rubén Donato elected to the National Academy of Education

March 5, 2020

As an educational historian, Rubén Donato studies the historical dimensions of educational equality and has delved into the history of Latino education in the United States.

Aluminum water bottle by Ball Company as shown during the CU-Nebraska game on Sept. 7, 2019.

Earth Day 2020: Share your sustainability-related research and innovations

March 5, 2020

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the campus community is invited to share and learn about the wide array of sustainability leadership and accomplishments at CU Boulder. Get involved!

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.