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The outer limits: New satellite to probe solar system's edges

July 26, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder will soon set their sights on the heliosphere, a massive bubble in space that surrounds our solar system and shields it from incoming radiation.


New clues about mysterious atmospheric waves in Antarctica

July 25, 2018

Researchers have found a link between gravity waves in the upper and lower Antarctic atmosphere, helping create a clearer picture of global air circulation.

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This cat-borne parasite might just make you more entrepreneurial

July 25, 2018

Infection from the globally prevalent parasite Toxoplasma gondii may increase a person’s likelihood of pursuing entrepreneurial and business-related activities.

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Pushing Boundaries: Using theater to communicate climate change, one child at a time

July 24, 2018

As a way to engage youth in the climate change conversation, Beth Osnes created "Shine," a musical performance about how energy, climate and humans are interrelated.

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Stolen electrons key to unusual Mars aurora

July 23, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have discovered a new type of Martian aurora caused by protons plunging into the Red Planet's atmosphere.


Scientists ID more than 1,200 genes linked to educational attainment

July 23, 2018

An international research team including CU Boulder scientists has identified more than 1,200 genetic variants associated with how much schooling an individual completes.

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New Colorado business filings continue strong upward trajectory

July 20, 2018

More Colorado businesses put in paperwork to get off the ground in the second quarter, continuing a years-long upswing of new entity filings, according to a CU Boulder report released by Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams.

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Diversity begets diversity in alpine environments

July 19, 2018

As plant communities become more diverse and complex in the high alpine, so, too, do soil microorganisms, according to new research at CU Boulder.


Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient life

July 18, 2018

Researchers say that scant supplies of oxygen may have existed in Earth's ancient atmosphere.

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Murder rates highest in countries that lack due process

July 16, 2018

Governments that do the best job protecting the rights of the accused have the lowest murder rates, while those that neglect due process have the highest rates.