Students study on the top floor of JILA, a joint research institute of CU Boulder and NIST.

New Boulder facility to help pave the way for quantum computers

Oct. 3, 2019

Located on the CU Boulder campus, a new lab will probe the behavior of materials that could become a critical component of superconducting quantum computers.

The U.S. Army tests a nuclear warhead off of Bikini Atoll in 1946.

An India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill millions, threaten global starvation

Oct. 2, 2019

Over the span of a week, a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could kill more people than died during all six years of World War II, according to new research.

Child playing with an alphabet puzzle

Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Sept. 30, 2019

Doubling the time that kids spend in prekindergarten classes could have big benefits for their learning, a new study shows.

Bone fragment

A new way to preserve ancient bones with modern technology

Sept. 27, 2019

A team of anthropologists is out to change the way that scientists study old bones damage-free.

A graphic representing a lattice of trefoil knots tied in a solution of liquid crystals. (Credit: Smalyukh lab)

How to tie microscopic knots

Sept. 26, 2019

Physicists have built on the "beautiful history" of humanity's obsession with knots to tie tiny structures within a solution of liquid crystals.

INVST students walk along the U.S.-Mexico border

Students get a ground-level view of immigration issues

Sept. 17, 2019

This year, 14 students visited El Paso, Texas, where they got a holistic education in immigration policy, meeting with everyone from migrants to border patrol agents.

Sunrise in the Indian Peaks Wilderness

Volcanic eruption may explain recent purple sunrises

Sept. 12, 2019

Photographers and others with a keen eye have noticed that sunrises and sunsets have become a lot more purple in the U.S. New measurements from a high-altitude balloon could explain why.

Child reads a book in the library

Turning trauma into learning in the classroom

Sept. 3, 2019

In a new book, education researcher Elizabeth Dutro lays out a road map for teachers to bring the difficult life experiences of their students into everyday classwork.

Ann Smead, left, and Brian Argrow, chair of the aerospace engineering department, cut a ribbon held by drones at a ceremony at the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

Aug. 26, 2019

The new building will be home for faculty and students seeking to expand humanity’s presence in space—and explore our home planet, too.

An artist's depiction of an early Earth bombarded by asteroids.

A new timeline of Earth’s cataclysmic past

Aug. 12, 2019

Recent research shows that our planet may have been pummeled with asteroids long before some scientists had previously thought.