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As the coronavirus spread, 2 social media communities drifted apart

July 2, 2020

Researchers are exploring the tale of two online communities and their response to COVID-19: the r/Coronavirus and r/China_flu discussion boards on the social media site Reddit.

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Ancient societies hold lessons for modern cities

June 19, 2020

Today’s modern cities, from Denver to Dubai, could learn a thing or two from the ancestral Pueblo communities that once stretched across the southwestern United States. For starters, the more people live together, the better the living standards.

Sona Dimidjian of CU Boulder’s Renée Crown Wellness Institute and C. Neill Epperson of the Department of Psychiatry at CU Anschutz.

CU Boulder researchers contributing to CU Anschutz podcasts starting June 30

June 19, 2020

Starting on June 30, five CU Boulder researchers will be featured in the University of Colorado Anschutz-led Mind the Brain podcast series.

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Who shares the most fake news? New study sheds light

June 17, 2020

Extremely conservative Facebook users are responsible for sharing the bulk of fake news, but extreme liberals are responsible for a good chunk of it, too, according to a new study. Those who lack trust in the media, and in society in general, are also more likely to share it.

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Alumni-run Boulder nonprofit steps up to provide produce during pandemic

June 17, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Boulder Food Rescue is stepping up even more to serve the growing needs of the Boulder County community.

The Inscripta Onyx, one of the many devices patented by CU spinoff companies

Inventions keep powering CU Boulder startup formation; System leaps to No. 20 in patent rankings

June 16, 2020

The University of Colorado jumped from No. 53 to No. 20 in a recent global ranking of the top 100 universities granted U.S. utility patents. All four campuses contributed to CU’s total 100-plus patents, with CU Boulder contributing 60.

A sign announces the closure of an ice cream shop in Denver at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mathematician on the front lines of Colorado’s coronavirus response

June 12, 2020

David Bortz is a member of Colorado's COVID-19 Modeling Team, a group of researchers from across the state who have assembled to get in front of the coronavirus.

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One silver lining: Sleep improving under stay-at-home orders

June 11, 2020

Students are sleeping about a half-hour more each night and keeping more regular sleep hours. That's positive news, said study authors, as sleep is key to maintaining overall health, including a robust immune system that can fight off viruses.

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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.

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