West Antarctic ice sheet

North American ice sheet decay changed Antarctic climate

Feb. 5, 2018

The changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes in the climate of Antarctica, a previously undocumented inter-polar climate change mechanism.Read more »
Aerial photo of destroyed home

Building to withstand disasters pays off big, study shows

Feb. 1, 2018

For every dollar the government spends to make existing buildings more resistant to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes, $6 is saved in property losses, business interruption and health problems.Read more »
Andromeda galaxy

Supermassive black holes can feast on one star per year

Feb. 1, 2018

During post-galactic merger periods, orbiting stars can be flung into supermassive black holes and destroyed at a rate of one per year.Read more »
Photo of Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's book

Frankenstein turns 200: We dare you to stitch together your own creation

Jan. 31, 2018

Mary Shelley's monster came alive on the page, launching what has been argued to be the first true science-fiction-horror novel. Now, University Libraries is daring students to craft their own Frankenstein creation.Read more »
legos

Building a future in science with Legos

Jan. 26, 2018

Adults who played with construction-based toys and video games in childhood demonstrate greater spatial skills, new CIRES research finds.Read more »
SES satellite

GOLD space weather instrument launches

Jan. 25, 2018

NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument, built by CU Boulder, will study space weather in the Earth's upper atmosphere.Read more »
colorado ballot box

Coloradans distrust lawmakers, support Dreamers, survey shows

Jan. 25, 2018

Colorado residents overwhelmingly support Dreamers, firmly disapprove of Trump, and would likely elect a Democrat for U.S. Congress if a vote were held today, found a recent survey.Read more »
College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Bobby Braun speaks at Wednesday's announcement

CU Boulder engineering offerings expand on the Western Slope

Jan. 25, 2018

CU Boulder and Colorado Mesa University have added an Electrical and Computer Engineering program to their expanding partnership.Read more »
Neuron

What are memories made of? Study sheds light on key protein

Jan. 24, 2018

A new study sheds light on a key protein in memory formation and its potential role in the treatment of neurological diseases.Read more »
Man uses stylus pen on digital tablet screen

Incoming journalists are tech savvy but lack 'the basics'

Jan. 23, 2018

Researchers have found younger journalists are entering the field with an increased focus on technological proficiency at the expense of traditional reporting skills.Read more »

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