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The 'shecession': How the pandemic is impacting women’s careers

Aug. 18, 2021

Some fear the effects of the pandemic could have lasting impacts on everything from homeownership to wealth accumulation for women. They could even affect the kinds of people who end up in boardrooms and the scientific discoveries that are made in years to come.

Artist's depiction of three new species of fossil condylarths: From left to right, Conacodon hettingeri, Miniconus jeanninae and Beornus honeyi. (Credit: Banana Art Studio)

Paleontologists discover 3 new species of primitive ungulates

Aug. 17, 2021

The new species, mouse- to cat-sized ancestors of today's hoofed animals like cattle and deer, offer scientists a new window into what the American West looked like just after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

The aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, during which mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in June 1921.

What America’s social justice activists can learn from past movements for civil rights

Aug. 16, 2021

Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial struggles facing the U.S. today. Anthony Siracusa, senior director of inclusive culture and initiatives, shares on The Conversation.

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Cities like Paris may be optimal urban form for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Aug. 13, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are part of a newly published study that finds that low-rise, high-density environments like those found in Paris are the optimal urban form when looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their whole life cycle.

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Scientists inch closer to cracking mysteries of space weather

Aug. 13, 2021

New research from CU Boulder could help scientists better understand the phenomena behind sunspots and the sun's mysterious inner workings.

Archaeologist and paleoenvironmental researcher Isaac Hart of the University of Utah surveys a melting ice patch in western Mongolia

Melting Mongolian ice reveals fragile artifacts that provide clues about how past people lived

Aug. 11, 2021

From the high Yukon to the mountains of Central Asia, melting ice exposes fragile ancient artifacts that tell the story of the past––and provide hints about how to respond to a changing climate. Assistant Professor William Taylor shares on The Conversation.

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Engineers uncover the secrets of fish fins

Aug. 11, 2021

Want to swim with the fishes? New research unravels what makes fish fins so strong yet flexible at the same time.

Irene Francino Urdaniz works on her spike protein research at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Mutation-mapping tool could yield stronger COVID boosters, universal vaccines

Aug. 10, 2021

Researchers have developed a platform that can quickly identify common mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which could inform the development of more effective booster vaccines and tailored antibody treatments for patients with COVID-19.

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New technology can create treatment against drug-resistant bacteria, adapt to antibiotic resistance

Aug. 10, 2021

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats in the world. New research, however, may have found a way to keep up with rapidly evolving bacteria. PhD candidate Kristen Eller shares on The Conversation.

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Colorado Lullaby Project bridges mental health, parenting

Aug. 6, 2021

Under a project started in 2020, CU music students help parents write music, while the Reneé Crown Wellness Institute studies the effects of the lullabies on the parents’ mental health, wellness and social connections.