A ghost town bank.

Growing up in a bank desert has major costs

Jan. 21, 2020

People who are exposed to banks and other financial institutions as kids are more likely to be financially stable later in life, new research from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business shows.

The House Subcommittee on Antitrust hears from company executives during a field hearing at CU Boulder.

Congress hears tech company complaints at Colorado Law

Jan. 17, 2020

Executives from four companies feeling hamstrung by big tech aired their grievances in front of members of Congress at CU Boulder Friday. Members of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hosted their first field hearing in a decade in the University of Colorado Law School’s Wittemyer Courtroom...

A judge's gavel sits next to stack of law books

Judges deny abortion care to teens

Jan. 16, 2020

Thirty-seven states, including Colorado, require minors to notify their parents or go before a judge before having an abortion. A new 18-year-study conducted in Texas shows judges deny minors' request up to 13% of the time and the judicial-bypass process is humiliating and traumatizing for some teens.

Oil and gas operation

Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space

Jan. 16, 2020

Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the U.S. in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend: a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide, for example, and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.

Footprints in sand

Beach-combing Neanderthals dived for shells

Jan. 15, 2020

Just like modern-day humans, Neanderthals may have seen the appeal in a little sand and surf, according to a new study.

A block made from living building materials.

Building materials come alive with help from bacteria

Jan. 15, 2020

Buildings that can heal their own cracks, absorb toxins from the air or even glow on command? They may not be so far off, a new study suggests.

A shot of clouds in the sky

Iodine may slow ozone layer recovery

Jan. 15, 2020

A new paper quantifying small levels of iodine in Earth’s stratosphere could help explain why some of the planet’s protective ozone layer isn’t healing as fast as expected.

A child having their hearing tested

Photos, videos could help experts diagnose children with autism

Jan. 14, 2020

CU Boulder-developed tools provide a way of preparing children with autism spectrum disorder to get their hearing tested—saving time and a whole lot of stress.

An orrery, a type of device once used to track the movements of the planets, sitting above an infrared image of a hypothetical "protoplanetary" disk that may have divided the solar system early in its history.

How the solar system got its ‘Great Divide,’ and why it matters for life on Earth

Jan. 13, 2020

Scientists have finally scaled the equivalent of the Rocky Mountain range in space.

A hard hat and a two-way radio.

Too pretty for construction? Uncovering gender bias in hiring for masculine jobs

Jan. 8, 2020

In the “beauty is beastly” effect, attractive women are less likely to be hired for masculine jobs. Recent work by Associate Professor Stefanie Johnson explored different ways to mitigate this bias.