An image of a U.S. 100-dollar bill and a pocket watch

For investors who miss their retirement targets, fees in target-date funds may be to blame

Oct. 15, 2021

Leeds School of Business research finds target-date fund sponsors overcharged investors by $30 billion from 2008 to 2019.

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As climate resilience moves to forefront for Intermountain West, new leader takes reins

Oct. 15, 2021

Ben Livneh, CIRES fellow and assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, is adding a new title to his resume: director of Western Water Assessment.

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Kindergartners from low-income schools wait more, move less than wealthier school peers

Oct. 13, 2021

In a massive undertaking, a team of educational researchers traveled to 32 kindergarten classrooms to discover how young children spend their time during a typical day at school.

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Kids and their computers: Several hours a day of screen time is OK, study suggests

Oct. 12, 2021

New CU Boulder data suggests lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships, but the study comes with caveats. Doctoral student Katie Paulich shares on The Conversation.

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The role of music in Cuban protests

Oct. 12, 2021

This summer, Cuban citizens erupted into a series of protests against their government. In this Q&A, Professor Susan Thomas speaks about the role musicians played in the recent demonstrations and in Cuban protests throughout history.

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Lightning strikes may trigger short-term thinning in the ozone layer

Oct. 11, 2021

New research shows how a bizarre phenomenon that stretches from Earth's surface hundreds of miles into space can alter the chemistry of the atmosphere.

The twin buttes that give Bears Ears National Monument in Utah its name

Biden restores protection for national monuments Trump shrank: 5 essential reads

Oct. 8, 2021

The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically. Professor Mark Squillace and other experts dive into The Conversation archives to examine the controversy.

Image of the Chang'e 5 landing site taken from below the lander

First moon rocks in 45 years fill gap in lunar history

Oct. 7, 2021

China's Chang'e 5 mission landed in a region of the moon more than 850 miles from the nearest Apollo landing site. The rocks the mission collected are raising questions about how lava flowed across the lunar surface 2 billion years ago.

Xinzhao Chu's lidar facility in Antarctica (photo provided)

$3.3 million grant to advance climate and space weather research from Antarctica

Oct. 7, 2021

It is one of the coldest and most isolated places on Earth, but for a team of scientists and engineers from CU Boulder, it is the ideal location to conduct complex space-atmospheric research: the frozen tundra of Antarctica.

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United Arab Emirates, LASP announce new mission to explore the asteroid belt

Oct. 6, 2021

A new space mission will travel to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter to gather data on the origins of the universe.