Bar magnet

Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

April 18, 2019

Researchers have discovered how magnets recover after being blasted by a laser. It turns out, they act a bit like oil and water in a jar.

Optical tweezers

Optical tweezers achieve new feats of capturing atoms

April 2, 2019

Researchers show that they can trap and load lone atoms into large grids with an efficiency unmatched by current methods.

Picket line during Los Angeles teachers strike

How to address distrust to create lasting change in education

March 26, 2019

Educational reform efforts that fail to address long-festering issues of distrust may be "doomed to failure," Dean Katherine Schultz argues in a new book.

Brian Hynek with CU Boulder flag

The great Antarctic meteorite hunt

March 20, 2019

This winter, astrobiologist Brian Hynek traveled to one of the loneliest places on Earth to hunt for pieces of alien worlds.

Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid

March 19, 2019

A new study explores the “Alice in Wonderland”-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu.

Lights from space

Popular network theory debunked

March 4, 2019

A new study debunks a popular, two-decade-old theory about the shape of networks.

LASP clean room

Scientists and dignitaries celebrate 7 decades of CU Boulder in space

March 4, 2019

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) commemorated its 70th anniversary at a gala event on March 1.

An artist's imagining of a small mammal from the Late Cretaceous

Ancient ‘night mouse’ faced four months of winter darkness

Feb. 18, 2019

Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science.

Student places bowls

Puebloan artist’s distinctive black pottery comes to CU museum

Feb. 14, 2019

The CU Museum of Natural History is showcasing works by Maria Martinez, a master potter who rose to international fame for her signature black-on-black designs.

MMS operations center

Students in Focus: When deep space calls, students answer

Feb. 6, 2019

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) offers students an opportunity they can't get at any other university: the chance to commune with spacecraft orbiting hundreds of miles from Earth.