Mars surface

Dust storms linked to gas escape from Martian atmosphere

Jan. 22, 2018

Rising air during global dust storms on Mars hoists water vapor high in the the planet's atmosphere, new research shows.Read more »
two hands pressing down on grass and dirt

What lives in your dirt?

Jan. 18, 2018

Compiling the first global atlas of soil bacteria, researchers have identified a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abundant worldwide.Read more »
Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin in greenhouse

Greenhouse technology could be the future of food

Jan. 17, 2018

Engineers are developing a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.Read more »
ocean science competition

Trout Bowl helps local high schoolers develop a future in ocean science

Jan. 17, 2018

The Trout Bowl, which will take place on campus Feb. 3, is a science competition designed to encourage the next generation of young, scientific minds to feed their curiosity about Earth's oceans.Read more »
Koelbel Building

New scholarship fund supports underrepresented local students at Leeds

Jan. 12, 2018

A philanthropic investment from Boulder donors Chuck Bellock and his wife Madeleine Morrison will support the success of underrepresented Colorado undergraduate students at Leeds School of Business.Read more »
black hole

Researchers catch supermassive black hole burping ... twice

Jan. 11, 2018

Researchers have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then "burping" not once, but twice.Read more »
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 »
soft robot

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 »