Aurora borealis

Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center

Feb. 20, 2019

Researchers have landed a new grant to improve forecasts of how solar winds affect Earth's atmosphere.

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The tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Feb. 19, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of Garrett Hardin’s influential essay about the “freedom to breed,” the director of the CU Population Center contends he missed the mark.

An artist's imagining of a small mammal from the Late Cretaceous

Ancient ‘night mouse’ faced four months of winter darkness

Feb. 18, 2019

Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science.

cooking flame

Your home is a hidden source of air pollution

Feb. 17, 2019

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city.

Macbeth performers on stage

The Bard in your backyard: Shakespeare covers Colorado

Feb. 15, 2019

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival announced a new initiative to bring live Shakespeare to every county in the state by 2028, reaching an estimated 180,000 audience members.

An image of a tree in a field depicting climate change and drought.

Reticent experts still have climate advocacy choices, scholars say

Feb. 13, 2019

Scientists can be climate advocates without tarring reputations, CU Boulder researchers contend.

Ice shelf breakup

Ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes

Feb. 13, 2019

CIRES scientists have directly observed an Antarctic ice shelf bending under the weight of ponding meltwater on top, a phenomenon that may have triggered the 2002 collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf.

Shalaya Kipp conducts a treadmill study in the Locomotion Lab at CU

Slower runners benefit most from high-tech shoes, other elite methods

Feb. 11, 2019

How much do high-tech shoes, special diets and exercises, drafting behind other runners and other strategies actually improve your finish time? A new study spells it out. The takeaway: The faster you are, the harder it is to get faster.

MAVEN spacecraft

MAVEN ushers in new era by tapping the brakes

Feb. 11, 2019

NASA's atmosphere-sniffing spacecraft will begin a series of maneuvers to tighten its orbit around the Red Planet and prepare for the arrival of the 2020 Mars rover.

Greenland ice sheet

Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland’s economic salvation

Feb. 11, 2019

As climate change melts Greenland’s glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, international researchers have identified an unforeseen economic opportunity: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad.

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