woman sleeping

Better sleep? Prebiotics could help

March 3, 2020

Dietary compounds called prebiotics, which are found in fibrous foods such as artichokes, onions, leeks and some whole grains, improve sleep and boost stress resilience, according to a new study published this week.

A house in Houston shows visible damage after flooding.

Flooding assistance left Houston residents on uneven ground

March 3, 2020

Houston homeowners who were struggling financially before Hurricane Harvey were the most likely residents to end up in a worse financial position after the storm, a new study shows.


Pulling back the curtain on prison gangs

Feb. 27, 2020

An unprecedented study reported in a new book from CU Boulder sociology Professor David Pyrooz examines gangs and the social order of prisons.

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Let it snow: Researchers put cloud seeding to the test

Feb. 24, 2020

For the first time, researchers have used radar and other tools to accurately measure the volume of snow produced through cloud seeding.

Blake Leeper sprinting

Height limits for ‘blade runners’ baseless, new study suggests

Feb. 20, 2020

The governing body for the Paralympics recently lowered the allowable height for sprinters who use prosthetic legs, or blades, during competition. The rules are based on the assumption that the taller you are the faster you run, but a new study has found otherwise.

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Exploring America’s musical past to compose the future

Feb. 20, 2020

Silent films weren’t actually silent. Now, students can study the music of this once prominent corner of American pop culture.

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Hubble turns lens toward gender bias, yielding lessons for Earthlings

Feb. 18, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope is helping find new ways to combat gender bias, which could have implications for other business sectors.

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Making family game night accessible for all kids

Feb. 14, 2020

Through innovative uses of technology and other materials, the Build a Better Book project at CU Boulder does a whole lot more than create cool books. It challenges young people to design games and books that are fully accessible—and lots of fun.

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How social media makes breakups that much worse

Feb. 13, 2020

A new CU Boulder study documents how features such as News Feed, Memories, and shared groups and photos can bring painful reminders of exes into our lives even after we've taken measures to hide them on Facebook.

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Facilities Management accelerates compost collections expansion

Feb. 12, 2020

The plan to integrate compost collections into all campus buildings by summer 2022 represents another important step toward the campus's goal of achieving a 90% waste-diversion rate by 2025.