Construction workers

'Nature’s antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete

May 27, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have discovered that a synthetic molecule based on natural antifreeze proteins minimizes freeze-thaw damage and increases the strength and durability of concrete, improving the longevity of new infrastructure and decreasing carbon emissions over its lifetime.


Scientists shed light on essential carbon-fixing machinery in bacteria

May 6, 2020

Scientists have been studying cyanobacteria and its many potential applications for decades, but there wasn’t a deep understanding of the full life cycle and metabolism of specialized compartments within these common bacteria – until now.

California current

Ocean acidification prediction now possible years in advance

May 1, 2020

Researchers have developed a method that could enable scientists to accurately forecast ocean acidity up to five years in advance, which could have implications for improving economic and food security.

A wolf howling

Why are we acting like wolves at night?

April 23, 2020

Around the world, people are collectively making noise while social distancing. In Colorado, we're howling like wolves. Is this "group howl" part of a greater phenomenon?

weddell seal

More protections needed to safeguard biodiversity in the Southern Ocean

April 22, 2020

Current marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean need to be at least doubled to adequately safeguard the biodiversity of the Antarctic, according to a new CU Boulder study.

students taking a test

Could climate change affect how well we think? New research says ‘yes’

April 21, 2020

New CU Boulder research finds that an anticipated rise in carbon dioxide concentrations in our indoor living and working spaces by the year 2100 could lead to impaired human cognition.

snowy mountains

With shrinking snowpack, drought predictability melting away

April 20, 2020

New research from CU Boulder and CIRES suggests that during the 21st century, our ability to predict drought using snow will literally melt away.

Jennifer Ho participating in the inauguration of Chancellor Carol Folt at UNC Chapel Hill in October 2014 (Photo provided)

Anti-Asian discrimination amid pandemic spurs Jennifer Ho to action

April 17, 2020

Jennifer Ho is working to cultivate conversations about race through a variety of projects at CU Boulder—especially amid widespread reports of anti-Asian discrimination surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A scenic photo of CU Boulder's campus in the spring

5 takeaways from Colorado climate education webinar

April 9, 2020

Getting people to care about climate change as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe is tough—but not impossible, several Colorado political and environmental leaders said during a webinar Tuesday hosted by CU Boulder.


3 simple steps to support your immune health

April 8, 2020

As we are all adjusting to a new normal to limit our exposure to COVID-19, now is also a good time to pay attention to our immune system, which can influence how our body responds if we are exposed to disease.