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.

Graphic depicting the weak interactions between neutral fermionic atoms in an ultracold gas.

Turning water into ice in the quantum realm

Aug. 2, 2019

Scientists have discovered that they can nudge clouds of ultracold atoms into two distinct phases where those particles behave in completely different ways.

A mock-up of what a LunaSat might look like on the moon

Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

July 23, 2019

The Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE) will reveal new information about the lunar surface and pave the way for human astronauts on the moon.

The Hungo Pavi great house in Chaco Canyon

Food may have been scarce in Chaco Canyon

July 10, 2019

Chaco Canyon, a site that was once central to the lives of precolonial peoples called Anasazi, may not have been able to produce enough food to sustain its estimated population numbers.

Geologist Carolyn Crow investigating moon rocks at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

A once-in-a-lifetime look at Apollo moon rocks

July 10, 2019

More than 50 years after humans first set foot on the moon, one CU Boulder researcher will gain access to a cache of never-before-studied lunar rocks.

Torin Clark riding an artificial gravity simulator.

Artificial gravity—without the motion sickness

July 2, 2019

Artificial gravity has long been the stuff of science fiction. Picture the wheel-shaped ships from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian, imaginary craft that generate their own gravity by spinning around in space. Now, a team from CU Boulder is working to make those out-there technologies a reality.

A simulation of the level of detail that L-CIRiS's infrared camera will reveal of the moon's surface.

An infrared close up of the moon

July 1, 2019

NASA announced that it will send a new infrared camera to the moon to collect unprecedented temperature data on the boulders and shadows at the surface.

An illustration of Neanderthals gathered around a fire

Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools

June 26, 2019

New discoveries from two caves in Italy suggest that Neanderthals were a lot smarter than some give them credit for