Shalaya Kipp conducts a treadmill study in the Locomotion Lab at CU

Slower runners benefit most from high-tech shoes, other elite methods

Feb. 11, 2019

How much do high-tech shoes, special diets and exercises, drafting behind other runners and other strategies actually improve your finish time? A new study spells it out. The takeaway: The faster you are, the harder it is to get faster.

Caster Semenya at the 2012 London Olympics

Testosterone limits for female athletes based on flawed science

Feb. 8, 2019

New international rules would require some elite female athletes to medically lower their testosterone levels in order to be able to compete among women. But a new study contends those rules are based on flawed science.

Capitol Building in Denver

Is Colorado really blue? Not necessarily, new survey shows

Jan. 24, 2019

While Democratic candidates swept recent statewide races, registered voters remain split on hot-button issues like fracking and whether businesses can deny services based on religious beliefs.

Lori Peek

$3M center to support rapid-response research of natural disasters

Dec. 27, 2018

The National Science Foundation has granted CU Boulder $3 million to develop a new center that will bring together social scientists, natural scientists and engineers to conduct rapid-response research of natural hazards.

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Your brain on imagination: It's a lot like the real thing, study shows

Dec. 6, 2018

A new study indicates that imagination has real neurological impacts that could help patients overcome phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Spinal injuries throw body clocks off-schedule, new study shows

Dec. 3, 2018

Tissue damage can throw circadian clocks throughout the body off track, influencing body temperature, hormone rhythms and a host of other bodily functions.

Chuck Plunkett

National Press Club honors CU Boulder's Chuck Plunkett for 'clarion call to save local journalism'

Nov. 29, 2018

After publishing a special section decrying massive layoffs at The Denver Post and criticizing its owners, former editorial page editor turned CU News Corps Director Chuck Plunkett will be honored for igniting a national dialogue.

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What makes the world's fastest shoe so fast? New study provides insight

Nov. 20, 2018

New biomechanics research uncovers how Nike's Vaporfly 4% shoe helps athletes topple world records and eye the two-hour marathon.

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The more pain you expect, the more you feel, new study shows

Nov. 14, 2018

A new brain imaging study has revealed the more pain people expect, the stronger their brain responds to pain, which may explain why chronic pain persists long after damaged tissue has healed.

A historic photo promoting farming and electric co-ops

Co-ops enjoying renaissance in the digital age

Nov. 7, 2018

More than 200 co-op members flocked to the CU Boulder campus in early November for a celebration of shared-ownership models and the launch of several new initiatives to support the co-op movement.