A roll of voting stickers next to a sign reading "voting day"

Election Day math: New study probes how people make decisions

Oct. 29, 2020

Social groups with a mix of hasty and more deliberate decision-makers may have the best chance of making the right choices, according to new mathematical research.

Blake Leeper

Court ruling barring ‘blade runner’ from Olympics is scientifically unfounded, studies suggest

Oct. 28, 2020

This week the highest court in sport ruled that sprinter Blake Leeper cannot compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo because his prostheses, or blades, give him a competitive advantage. CU Boulder studies suggest otherwise, and the researchers who conducted those studies say the ruling—based on research on white and Asian athletes— is discriminatory.

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Consumers’ Instagram posts provide powerful insight for brands

Oct. 28, 2020

A new study reveals that images consumers create and share in social media offer businesses real-time insights into the uses, feelings and experiences of their brands.

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Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Oct. 28, 2020

The pattern of autumn sea ice growth has been completely disrupted. The Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center Mark Serreze explains what's happening on The Conversation.

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Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice

Oct. 26, 2020

Finding the ingredients for a hot shower on the moon may have gotten a lot easier, new research suggests.

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COVID-19 shines a light on the millennia-old balance between public, private worship

Oct. 23, 2020

During the pandemic, the practice of faith has moved to being a more personal one for many. Assistant Professor Sam Boyd, scholar of the Judeo-Christian tradition, discusses on The Conversation.

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Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 21, 2020

Drone crashes are becoming more common than ever before. Engineers at the ATLAS Institute have built a robot that comes with its own inflatable "airbag."

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Tiny beetles a bellwether of ecological disruption by climate change

Oct. 19, 2020

New research shows that as species across the world adjust where they live in response to climate change, they will come into competition with other species that could hamper their ability to keep up with the pace of this change.

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Colorado survey shows red-blue gender divide, concerns about Election Day violence

Oct. 19, 2020

Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper hold high single-digit leads in Colorado, according to the new Colorado Political Climate Survey released by the American Politics Research Lab at CU Boulder. The poll found that while the state's women are leaning overwhelmingly blue, Donald Trump holds a slight lead among Colorado men, and male voters are split evenly on the U.S. Senate race.

Artist's depiction of the SPRITE CubeSat orbiting Earth.

New CubeSat will observe the remnants of massive supernovas

Oct. 19, 2020

A new space mission will seek to better understand a time in the early universe when the first stars lived fast and hard, burning out and going supernova in the span of a few million years.