Music students practice the Alexander Technique with instructor

Playing through pain: Keeping musicians in the game

Oct. 18, 2019

Student-athletes aren’t the only ones on campus who can be felled by injury. CU Boulder’s College of Music is leading the charge to treat and—more importantly—to prevent repetitive injuries to musicians.

Researchers at CU Boulder using a wind tunnel to study wildfires

Burning up: CU researchers use unique tunnel to study wildfires

Oct. 17, 2019

Researchers are using computations and experiments in a new sloping wind tunnel to study how wildfires form and move across different landscapes.


Daylight saving time: How the time switch could be killing you

Oct. 15, 2019

We fall back to standard time pretty soon, the first weekend of November. But time might be up for daylight saving time.

A white strawberry cockle (Fragum fragum) found in the waters of Guam.

Evolutionary biologist nabs fellowship to study collaborative ocean organisms

Oct. 15, 2019

An evolutionary biologist who studies how clams and other animals collaborate with algae to thrive in oceans around the world has won a prestigious fellowship.

kids create book in the Literacy and Media Lab

Colorado kids use digital tools to make old stories new again

Oct. 11, 2019

A new partnership between CU Boulder and a local school district is helping kids to tell stories using digital tools—and they’re having fun re-imagining old fairy tales in the process.

Eliud Kipchoge running

Sub-2 hour marathon barrier broken

Oct. 10, 2019

Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge broke the fabled 2-hour marathon barrier in Vienna on Sunday, confirming a CU Boulder analysis of the course and conditions.

Headshot of Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick featured on The New Yorker Festival panel

Oct. 9, 2019

The faculty director of CU Boulder's Center of the American West will be in New York Oct. 13 speaking as part of the festival's 20th anniversary event, discussing the legacy of President Donald Trump.


Halloween: Why we get joy from fear

Oct. 8, 2019

Why do we get such a kick out of jumping out of our skin? In this episode of the Brainwaves podcast, we talk to horror writer Stephen Graham Jones. Plus, we find out how the Halloween business works with Greg Reinke, a costume shop owner.

A woman seen through facial recognition software

Facial recognition software has a gender problem

Oct. 8, 2019

Facial analysis software is becoming increasingly prevalent for marketing and security, but new research shows it gets the gender of trans men wrong nearly 40% of the time and misgenders nonbinary individuals 100% of the time.

Varsity Lake

The Water Desk awards grants to journalists covering Western water issues

Oct. 7, 2019

The Water Desk, a journalism initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism, has awarded its first grants to support journalists and media outlets covering Western water issues and the Colorado River Basin.