Microbacterium vaccae

Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?

June 6, 2018

Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain and fend off physical and behavioral changes that can result from stress, according to new research.

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Study finds challenges addressing sex discrimination in schools in #MeToo era

June 6, 2018

People responsible for Title IX implementation often lack resources and training, according to new CU Boulder study.

Galaxy NGC 2623

Tumultuous galaxy mergers better at switching on black holes

June 6, 2018

CU Boulder researchers find that violent crashes may be more effective at activating black holes than more peaceful mergers.

Alpha Centauri

Scouting nearest star system for potential hazards

June 6, 2018

A new study provides encouraging news about the habitability of Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our sun and a candidate for finding life outside of Earth.

Thomas Fire

The key triggers of 2017's costly wildfire season

June 5, 2018

Three major "switches" affecting wildfire—fuel, aridity, and ignition—were either flipped on and/or kept on longer than expected last year, triggering one of the largest and costliest U.S. wildfire seasons in recent decades.

Sedna

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'

June 4, 2018

Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system, not a mysterious ninth planet, may explain the the dynamics of strange bodies called "detached objects," according to a new study.

interdisciplinary

Examining the risks and rewards of interdisciplinary climate science

May 30, 2018

A new assessment identifies early-career barriers, and solutions, to improve climate research.

glacier

A new wrinkle to the limits of life on Earth

May 25, 2018

A new study of post-glacial environments upends previous ecological assumptions and could expand scientists’ understanding of the limits to life on Earth.

Gia Voeltz

Cellular cartographer Voeltz named HHMI investigator, granted $8 million

May 23, 2018

Intro-to-biology textbook images are changing because of her work. Now, Gia Voeltz joins the ranks of researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, an honor that comes with $8 million to take her research wherever it may lead.

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Uncovering Boulder's forgotten apple tree legacy

May 22, 2018

CU Boulder students and researchers are studying Boulder's historical apple trees in the hopes of preserving one of the town's agricultural legacies.

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