A sign announces the closure of an ice cream shop in Denver at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mathematician on the front lines of Colorado’s coronavirus response

June 12, 2020

David Bortz is a member of Colorado's COVID-19 Modeling Team, a group of researchers from across the state who have assembled to get in front of the coronavirus.

Joanna Lambert standing on tree limb and looking through binoculars.

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 11, 2020

As the wilds around Joanna Lamberts research sites in Africa and North America have vanished, the conservation biologist has struggled to keep hopeful amid the losses.

Microscopic view of a new phase of liquid crystal

After a century of searching, scientists find new liquid phase

June 10, 2020

Researchers have discovered an elusive phase of matter, first proposed more than 100 years ago and sought after ever since.

A prosthetic hand with fingertip sensors installed.

Now closer to reality: Prosthetics that can feel

May 21, 2020

Jacob Segil is working to bring back the sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photo of girl writing in notebook with tablet computer in the background

Coronavirus lays bare inequities in K-12 education

May 18, 2020

Issues in vulnerable communities—including a lack of reliable access to internet or home computers, food and housing insecurity, and digital privacy concerns—have been highlighted by the pandemic.

Mosquito biting a person.

Scientists develop tool to improve disease model accuracy

May 5, 2020

What can researchers do when their mathematical models of the spread of infectious diseases don’t match real-world data?

A hiker walks past one site of the Great Unconformity near the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Geologists work to piece together Earth’s missing memories

April 27, 2020

A team of geologists is digging into what may be Earth’s most famous case of geologic amnesia.

Patricia Rankin

What will it take to close the gender gap in physics? Patricia Rankin is working to find out

April 23, 2020

Physicist Patricia Rankin was an advisor on a new report from the National Academy of Sciences that lays out why women leave science fields—and what institutions can do to reverse that loss.

Sun sets over Earth as seen from a window on the International Space Station.

New satellite to continue 40 years of solar measurements

April 21, 2020

A new space mission will serve as the next phase in a long-running effort to take the temperature of the sun.

The interior of the Super-Kamiokande observatory

Why didn’t the universe annihilate itself? Neutrinos may hold the answer

April 15, 2020

Two physicists are on the hunt for neutrinos, among the most elusive subatomic particles known to science and the possible key to some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.

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