Customer buying merchandise at a recreational marijuana dispensary

$5.5 million study to probe impact of marijuana legalization on use, behavior, mental health

Oct. 24, 2017

Researchers are studying 5,000 twins to paint a more accurate picture of how marijuana use changes as a result of legalization and how those changes may impact health in the long run.Read more »
Illustration of two neutron stars just before colliding

When stars collide: CU Boulder professor explains this week's dense discovery

Oct. 17, 2017

The announcement yesterday that international scientists had discovered the first-ever evidence of the collision of two neutron stars rocked well beyond the science world. Watch the video.Read more »
PhD candidates on the way to commencement

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 17, 2017

Studies have long shown researchers publish prolifically in the first decade of their career, followed by a decline in productivity. But a CU Boulder study found that stereotype to be "remarkably inaccurate."Read more »
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New national report spotlights innovation in cyberlearning

Oct. 13, 2017

The cyberlearning community, made up of computer and learning scientists who design and study innovative learning technologies, reports on emerging themes in this sphere.Read more »
Postdoctoral researcher Daniela Vergara

Mapping the genetics of cannabis

Oct. 13, 2017

Daniela Vergara studies the genetic diversity of multiple cannabis varieties in an attempt to shed light on largely unexplored biological questions.Read more »
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Colorado business filings remain strong in Q3 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

New Colorado business filings continued to post year-over-year growth in the third quarter, raising future employment expectations for the end of the year, according to a Leeds School report.Read more »
JILA’s three-dimensional (3-D) quantum gas atomic clock

New JILA atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

Oct. 5, 2017

Physicists have created an atomic clock that reaches the same level of precision as its predecessors but is more than 20 times faster, promising dramatically improved measurements and more.Read more »
NIST Boulder

NIST adds nearly $2 billion in economic contributions to Maryland and Colorado

The National Institute of Standards and Technology added nearly $2 billion in combined economic contributions across Maryland and Colorado in fiscal year 2016, a Leeds School study has found.Read more »
Professor Tiara Na'puti

CU Boulder professor testifies before U.N. committee on Guam

Oct. 4, 2017

Professor Tiara Na'puti, a member of the indigenous Chamorro people of Guam, testified before a United Nations committee this week calling for its help in hastening decolonization of the beleaguered island.Read more »
Researcher works in the lab

Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

Oct. 4, 2017

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella.Read more »

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