Bloggers' Word Choice Bares Their Personality Traits, Study by CU-Boulder Researcher Finds

Jan. 10, 2011

Words convey meaning, but our choice of specific words also conveys details about our personalities, new research confirms. For example, extraverts are likely to use the word "mouth" frequently, and "open" personalities are likely to use words like "folk," "poetry" and "universe."

Men With Macho Faces Attractive to Fertile Women, Researchers Find

Jan. 7, 2011

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types.

Colorado Business Leaders Optimistic Going Into First Quarter, Says CU Leeds School Index

Jan. 4, 2011

Colorado business leaders' confidence bounced back to pre-recession levels going into the first quarter of 2011, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Metabolic Cost of Human Sleep Deprivation Quantified by University of Colorado Team

Jan. 3, 2011

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles.

Study Shows Wind Turbines on Farmlands May Benefit Crops

Dec. 16, 2010

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil.

CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Dec. 15, 2010

NEWS TIP SHEET CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

Dec. 15, 2010

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

High-Tech Software and Unmanned Planes Allow Scientists to Keep Tabs on Arctic Seals

Dec. 14, 2010

A novel project using cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft flying over the Arctic is serving double duty by assessing the characteristics of declining sea ice and using the same aerial photos to pinpoint seals that have hauled up on ice floes.

Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says CU Professor

Dec. 13, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Music.

CU-Boulder Professor Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

Dec. 13, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year appointment.

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