Puzzle pieces illustrating genetic material

CU Boulder lands funding for advanced study of gene-environment interactions

Sept. 1, 2017

Jason Boardman has made headlines studying the interactions between people's genes and their environment. Now he's helping launch a first-of-its-kind program to train young scholars in the cross-disciplinary field.Read more »
Voyager spacecraft

The Voyager spacecraft: 40 years in space, surreal solar system discoveries

Aug. 31, 2017

In 1977, NASA launched two space probes destined to upend our view of the solar system. Decades later, the discoveries continue to dazzle. Read more, listen to the podcast, watch the video.Read more »

Trace arsenic linked to motor-skill decline in American Indian elders

Aug. 25, 2017

Low levels of inorganic arsenic, thought to be safe, might be harming American Indian communities in the western U.S. The new research comes at the same time up to 60 million people in Pakistan are at risk due to arsenic water contamination.Read more »
colleen straw hacker

Food security solutions for indigenous communities

Aug. 24, 2017

An NSIDC-led project will explore how indigenous peoples living in the arid U.S. Southwest and icy Arctic are adapting to rapid social and environmental changes that affect food security.Read more »
Green caterpillar eating a green leaf

No microbes? No problem for caterpillars

Aug. 22, 2017

Caterpillars have far less bacteria and fungi inhabiting their guts than other organisms, making them an evolutionary oddity in the animal kingdom.Read more »
barren patches of ground known as fairy circles

Solving the ecological mystery of Africa's fairy circles

Aug. 22, 2017

A team of CU Boulder scientists is working to unlock a longstanding ecological mystery: barren patches of ground in Africa's grasslands known as fairy circles.Read more »
Participants of INSPIRE conference

Building education satellites: CU Boulder leads international team

Aug. 22, 2017

CU Boulder has joined forces with universities and space agencies from around the world in an international effort to design and build small satellites as a way to train future scientists and engineers.Read more »
Illustration of asteroid impact from 66 billion years ago

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

Aug. 21, 2017

Tremendous amounts of soot following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, according to a news release from NCAR.Read more »
football lying on grass field

Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks

Aug. 21, 2017

Racial stereotypes affect public perception of NFL quarterbacks and, in some cases, may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new CU Boulder research shows.Read more »

Coming soon: A 'megamovie' of the 2017 eclipse

Aug. 18, 2017

By processing images from many sources and stitching them together, the Eclipse Megamovie Project will create a continuous view of the total solar eclipse as it crosses the United States.Read more »