The sunflower's rapid evolutionary transformation

June 11, 2018

A new study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionary transition from wild to domesticated in just over 5,000 years.Read more »

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.Read more »
historical boulder

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.Read more »
Boulder Reservoir

Tracking airborne pollutants, ozone precursors in Boulder

May 14, 2018

An automated monitoring system found that wind direction is the strongest predictor of hourly air quality in Boulder.Read more »
A CU Boulder researcher works on a project in a lab.

Prestigious NSF fellowships awarded to graduate students across campus

April 6, 2018

The National Science Foundation has awarded 24 prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to CU Boulder students, paving the way for them to continue their innovative and impactful research.Read more »
greenland sea ice cover

Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range

April 2, 2018

When it comes to the probability of future ice-free summers in the Arctic, a small range of climate warming over the next century could make all the difference.Read more »
electric car graphic

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.Read more »
Flatirons with snow

Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

March 20, 2018

A new map of the Northern Hemisphere shows how and why different areas receive snow or rain at near-freezing temperatures.Read more »
NASA Van Allen belt

Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt

March 14, 2018

A NASA-funded satellite will study the inner radiation belt of Earth's magnetosphere, providing insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts.Read more »
engelmann spruce at Pikie's Peak

Drier conditions could doom Colorado spruce and fir trees

Feb. 22, 2018

Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of spruce and fir trees in Colorado's Front Range.Read more »