Cosmic web simulation

Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter

June 20, 2018

CU Boulder scientists are part of an international team that may have answered a long-running mystery called the "missing baryon problem."

Smart phone

Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate

June 11, 2018

Researchers have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.

Galaxy NGC 2623

Tumultuous galaxy mergers better at switching on black holes

June 6, 2018

CU Boulder researchers find that violent crashes may be more effective at activating black holes than more peaceful mergers.

Sedna

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'

June 4, 2018

Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system, not a mysterious ninth planet, may explain the the dynamics of strange bodies called "detached objects," according to a new study.

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Rain Game brings science learning to children in the hospital

May 21, 2018

CU Boulder’s Brian Jernigan is working to bring science learning to students who can’t come to class in person: young patients in pediatric hospitals.

Moisture-sensing glove

Wearable technology brings high-tech to mushroom hunting

May 9, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder are exploring how wearable technologies can help people to experience nature as they hunt for fungi.

Laguna Caliente

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

May 2, 2018

Researchers have discovered a single species of bacteria living in a volcanic lake that may rank as one of the harshest environments on Earth.

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Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was on the ground in Florida to watch the launch of NASA's latest mission to hunt for worlds outside of Earth's solar system.

Galaxy

Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy

April 18, 2018

Researchers in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Science have completed an unprecedented "dissection" of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.

Earthquake damage

California's next major earthquake could cause $100 billion in losses, strand 20,000 in elevators

April 18, 2018

What will happen when the next big earthquake hits northern California? A team of researchers explored that question at an event April 18, marking the anniversary of the 1906 temblor that leveled much of San Francisco.

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