Robin Wall Kimmerer event

‛Braiding Sweetgrass’ author offers Indigenous prescription to address climate change

Dec. 1, 2022

At a sold-out talk, Robin Wall Kimmerer discussed the importance of tapping Indigenous knowledge “not so that we can go back to some imagined past but so we can go forward together and find solutions that are not embedded only by the Western worldview.”

Model of the human brain

What stress does to your brain, and what future remedies could look like

Dec. 1, 2022

Neuroscientists at CU Boulder have discovered that a specific type of brain cell could be a key player in making you feel the negative impacts of stress.

Summit panelist Constance Okollet near her home Asinget village in Uganda

Technology may prevent the worst climate scenarios, but how do we adapt now?

Nov. 18, 2022

With the planet already warming, technical fixes to addressing a changing climate are important, experts say, but they can only get us so far. We need social fixes, too.

People gathering for a holiday

Got the sniffles? Here’s how to make the right decision about holiday gatherings

Nov. 15, 2022

A new international study conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic shows when people simply take a moment to reflect on the consequences of their behavior, they’re more likely to make choices that benefit public health.

researcher examines brain scans

CU researchers rethink mental illness

Nov. 11, 2022

In the dream clinic of the future, patients struggling with mental illness might—in addition to sharing their feelings with a therapist—have their brains scanned to pinpoint regions that may be misfiring.

Columbine Memorial

With school shootings at record high, new grant aims to curb violence in Colorado schools

Nov. 7, 2022

School shootings have already reached a record high in 2022, with 40 so far killing 34 people and injuring 88. With a new $2 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence seeks to help 40 Colorado schools tackle the social and cultural roots of violence.

photo of cannabis store sign

A decade after legalizing cannabis in Colorado, here’s what we’ve learned

Nov. 4, 2022

Ten years ago this week, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, making the state among the first in the nation to legalize the use and possession of recreational cannabis. Research since has revealed its risks and health benefits and shed light on how the burgeoning industry can improve.

Eliud Kipchoge in Vienna

Drafting can save minutes of marathoners' times, make official sub-2 possible

Oct. 6, 2022

A first-of-its kind CU Boulder study shows that even middle-of-the-pack marathoners can shave three to five minutes off their time via drafting. It could also help world champion Eliud Kipchoge achieve the Holy Grail of running: finishing a sub-2-hour marathon at an officially sanctioned race.

Monkey sitting in tree

Another monkey virus could be poised for spillover to humans, new study shows

Sept. 29, 2022

Arteriviruses, which are already common in African monkeys and known to cause fatal outbreaks, appear to have learned how to access human cells, replicate and evade human immune systems—a warning sign these could become next in a long line of viruses to jump from nonhuman primates to people, new laboratory research shows.

A sampling of birth control methods

Youth in child welfare system lack access to birth control

Sept. 19, 2022

Only about one-third of eighth and ninth graders involved with the child welfare system in Colorado have received information on birth control, and fewer than half know how to access it, according to new research.