A western bluebird

Noise pollution causes chronic stress in birds, hindering reproduction

Jan. 9, 2018

Study: Birds nesting near noisy oil and gas operations had changes in stress hormones similar to those in people with PTSD. Also, some laid fewer eggs or had chicks with stunted growth.Read more »

Decadal survey lays out key Earth science priorities

Jan. 5, 2018

CU Boulder researchers contributed to a new report that prioritizes Earth science research to reduce climate uncertainty, improve weather forecasts and more.Read more »
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Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

Engineers have developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, a major advance in the field of robotics.Read more »
Running shoes

Will money make treadmills move?

Jan. 4, 2018

With a grant from the American Psychological Foundation, doctoral candidate Casey Gardiner will determine if timely monetary incentives encourage exercise as well as they foster better eating habits.Read more »
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Business optimism rises headed into 2018, survey finds

Jan. 3, 2018

Colorado business leaders are more optimistic than they were three months ago, and they're gaining confidence in the national economy despite being slightly less rosy about the state economy, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index.Read more »

A classic Darwinian ecological hypothesis holds up—with a twist

Dec. 27, 2017

New research shows that a long-held hypothesis about the factors that govern species ranges largely holds true, but may be the result of a previously underappreciated ecological mechanism.Read more »
Inigo San Millan with a patient

Are you metabolically flexible? Your New Year's resolutions may depend on it

Dec. 22, 2017

Excess carbs have long been thought a culprit of diabetes and other disorders. But before you cut carbs or jump on the next workout fad, ask yourself: "How metabolically flexible am I?"Read more »
Climate & Sports Student Summit at CU Boulder

CU Boulder hosts K-12 students to connect climate and sports

Dec. 20, 2017

On Dec. 13, more than 80 local elementary, middle and high school students experienced an action-packed day of climate change education and inspiration at the CU Recreation Center.Read more »
Margaret Mead

Liberals, conservatives alike misunderstand Margaret Mead, professor says

Dec. 19, 2017

It's hard to overstate the reputation of Margaret Mead, but a CU Boulder expert has found the late anthropologist's Redbook columns undercut both conservative and liberal stereotypes.Read more »
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Top 10 CU Boulder research stories of 2017

Dec. 19, 2017

Development of a material that can cool structures with zero energy use. Discovery of supercharged antibiotics that can fight antibiotic resistance. These are among the top 10 high-impact findings of research published by faculty and students in 2017. They are stories of innovation, impact and leadership in their fields.Read more »