Bernie Sanders gets into a vehicle

Bernie Sanders drops out, as Democrats pick pragmatism over consistency

April 8, 2020

Bernie Sanders is the antithesis of a political showman who says one thing today, another tomorrow. Perhaps, in the end, that was his undoing. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics Adam Hodges shares on The Conversation.

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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.

Lori Peek

COVID-19: A ‘transformative’ moment for social science

April 2, 2020

CU Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center has launched a global registry and is sharing grant opportunities to support social science research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To divide or not to divide? The mother cell may decide

April 2, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have found that it’s the mother cell that determines if its daughter cells will divide. The finding, explained in a new study out today in Science, sheds new light on the cell cycle using modern imaging technologies, and could have implications for cancer drug therapy treatments.

Rachel Sharpe conducts repairs on a 3D printer.

Labs use 3D printers to create face shield parts for health care workers

April 1, 2020

As coronavirus cases mount in Colorado, 3D printers are roaring back to life on campus to make much-needed equipment for hospitals.

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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.

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Breaking contracts over coronavirus: Can you argue it’s an ‘act of God’?

March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned? Professor Andrew Schwartz shares on The Conversation.

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Colorado business optimism hits historic low amid coronavirus pandemic

March 31, 2020

Colorado business leaders’ optimism dropped to its lowest point in the 17-year history of the Leeds Business Confidence Index, largely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This NASA visualization depicts ozone concentrations from Sept. 8, 2019 in Dobson Units, the standard measure for stratospheric ozone

International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

March 30, 2020

Changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation, triggered by chemicals that deplete Earth’s protective ozone layer, have paused and might even be reversing, according to new research in Nature.