a pair of black guillemot birds

Alaska's North Slope snow-free season is lengthening

Aug. 3, 2017

On the North Slope of Alaska, snow is melting earlier in the spring, and the snow-in date is happening later in the fall, according to a new study by CIRES and NOAA researchers.Read more »
two people holding hands

Spousal age gap affects marriage satisfaction over time

Aug. 3, 2017

Men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses, but that satisfaction fades over time in marriages with significant age gaps.Read more »
a group of Upward Bound students on the CU Boulder campus

Upward Bound program prepares Native American students for college experience

Aug. 1, 2017

CU Boulder's Upward Bound program works with high school students from eight different reservations across the country to prepare them for the college experience.Read more »
an African bushbaby in a blanket

Studying an elusive South African primate

Aug. 1, 2017

Michelle Sauther is using high-tech thermal imaging cameras to study the iconic African bushbaby and how challenging environments impact primates.Read more »
death valley

An inevitable warm-up for Earth

July 31, 2017

Even if humans could instantly turn off all greenhouse gas emissions, Earth would continue to heat up about two more degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the century, according to new research.Read more »
Pilot Dan Hesseliusl with drone aircraft

'Project Drought' taps drones to measure water moisture at Colorado farm

July 28, 2017

CU Boulder engineers, scientists and students are teaming up with Black Swift Technologies to use unmanned aircraft to measure water moisture at a test irrigation farm in Yuma, Colorado.Read more »
a hospital ward

Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals

July 26, 2017

Engineers have demonstrated a simple, cost-effective way for hospitals to use air ventilation to contain the spread of airborne illnesses.Read more »
an illustration of cloud cover over Earth

A closer look at clouds

July 26, 2017

CIRES scientist's innovative framework could improve the way weather and climate models represent the detail needed to make thin, layered clouds behave realistically.Read more »
air quality monitoring equipment set up at Boulder Reservoir

Tracking Boulder's air quality in real time

July 21, 2017

An automated emissions monitoring system at Boulder Reservoir tracks methane and other harmful atmospheric gases in real time. Read more, listen to the podcast or watch the video.Read more »
researchers at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility

Largest particle physics experiment in North America breaks ground

July 21, 2017

Physics professors Alysia Marino and Eric Zimmerman will participate in North America's largest particle physics project ever.Read more »

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