CU Boulder English Professor Adam Bradley

Professor Adam Bradley wins 2020 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 15, 2020

English Professor Adam Bradley has been named the 2020 recipient of the Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

A researcher works in the lab to develop SickStick.

Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

April 10, 2020

Imagine a test that could tell you if you were infected with COVID-19 before you had a single symptom. SickStick may offer that chance.

A hospital during the flu pandemic of 1918

6 lessons we can learn from past pandemics

April 8, 2020

CU Boulder history Professors Elizabeth Fenn and Susan Kent share insights from their study of disease outbreaks through the ages.

Series of smartphones with screens reading "Facebook."

Mathematician using Facebook data in the fight against COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Daniel Larremore tracks human diseases through the lens of mathematics. Now, he's joined a national effort to use social media data to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Detail of paintings from a document called the Grolier Codex.

Solving the case of the lost Maya codex

April 6, 2020

An artifact discovered in 1965 may have been a long-rumored fourth Maya codex. It may also have been a forgery. Archaeologist Gerardo Gutiérrez and his colleagues were on the case.

a marijuana bud

Teen marijuana use boosts risk of adult insomnia

March 31, 2020

A new study of more than 1,800 adult twins found that individuals who started using cannabis regularly before age 18 were more likely to suffer insomnia and sleep fewer than six hours per night as adults.

A cell phone with Facebook on it

In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

March 25, 2020

A new CU Boulder study shows that Facebook ads developed and shared by Russian trolls around the 2016 election were clicked on nine times more than typical social media ads. The authors say the trolls are likely at it again, as the 2020 election approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

Mollie Isaacs

A voice fit for ‘American Idol’

March 24, 2020

CU Boulder junior Mollie Isaacs recently competed on season 18 of American Idol after receiving a golden ticket to Hollywood from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie last November.

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.

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