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Self-control shaped by your 'in-group' as early as preschool

May 3, 2018

How a child's social groups behave can significantly influence his or her ability to practice self-control and could have lasting impacts on development of this critical skill, according to a new study.Read more »
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Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

May 2, 2018

Researchers have discovered a single species of bacteria living in a volcanic lake that may rank as one of the harshest environments on Earth.Read more »
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High-res forecasts could help U.S. expand offshore wind power

May 2, 2018

A new NOAA dataset of wind forecasts could help the energy industry identify which offshore areas in the United States have the best potential for wind resource development.Read more »

Rapid changes in the high Arctic

May 1, 2018

A new study led by an INSTAAR postdoctoral researcher has found dramatic shifts in the ecosystem of a remote archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.Read more »

A surprising new superconductor

May 1, 2018

A CIRES expert and NIST colleagues discover electroplated rhenium's unexpected superconductive characteristics.Read more »
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How growing up with pets, dust may boost mental health

April 30, 2018

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers.Read more »
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A pollution 'rush hour' in Boulder

April 30, 2018

A new NOAA-led study shows that chemical emissions from personal care products are comparable to car emissions and contribute to air pollution in Boulder.Read more »
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Can cannabis kill pain without getting you stoned?

April 25, 2018

A new, first-of-its kind study suggests some legal-market cannabis strains may have a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect while intoxicating users less and having less potential for abuse.Read more »
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Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was on the ground in Florida to watch the launch of NASA's latest mission to hunt for worlds outside of Earth's solar system.Read more »

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

April 19, 2018

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new study.Read more »