CU Researcher Finds 10,000-Year-Old Hunting Weapon in Melting Ice Patch

June 29, 2010

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee's recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm.Read more »

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Receive National Science Foundation Career Awards

June 23, 2010

Two University of Colorado at Boulder scientists have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER awards.Read more »

Babies' First Bacteria Depend On Birthing Method, Says New Study

June 21, 2010

A new study indicates different delivery methods of newborn babies has a big effect on the types of microbial communities they harbor as they emerge into the world, findings with potential implications for the heath of infants as they grow and develop.Read more »

Gender-Bending Fish Problem in Colorado Creek Mitigated by Treatment Plant Upgrade

June 21, 2010

Male fish are taking longer to be "feminized" by chemical contaminants that act as hormone disrupters in Colorado's Boulder Creek following the upgrade of a wastewater treatment plant in Boulder in 2008, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

Educators Train at CU to Build Kids' Interest in Computer Science

June 18, 2010

More than 50 K-12 educators and 15 community college students from Colorado and two other states are participating in teaching programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder this summer in order to take video game programming back to the classroom.Read more »

New CU-Boulder Study Indicates an Ancient Ocean May Have Covered One-Third of Mars

June 13, 2010

A vast ocean likely covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study conducted by University of Colorado at Boulder scientists.Read more »

Early Earth Haze Likely Provided Ultraviolet Shield for Planet, Says New CU-Boulder Study

June 3, 2010

A new study shows a thick organic haze that enshrouded early Earth several billion years ago may have been similar to the haze now hovering above Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and would have protected primordial life on the planet from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.Read more »

New Hammerhead Study Shows Cascade of Evolution Affected Size, Head Shape

May 18, 2010

The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

CU Engineers Make First 'Supercell' Storm Intercept With Unmanned Aircraft System

May 12, 2010

Faculty and students from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles teamed with researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the first interception of a "supercell" thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft system on May 6.Read more »

Three Payloads Built By CU-Boulder Set For Launch On Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 11, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis will make its final flight May 14 carrying three University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists understand how and why slimy and troublesome clumps of microorganisms flourish in the low-gravity conditions of space.Read more »