Ancient Mayan ruins

Ghosts, global warming and hunter-gatherers

June 20, 2023

A recently published paper co-authored by CU Boulder’s Fernando Villanea offers new insights into what happened to the populations of Central Mexico a millennium ago.

Don Grant

Sociologist explores the spiritual side of nurses’ care

May 18, 2023

Don Grant’s new book takes readers inside a hospital where nurses and others tending to patients are navigating between science and spirituality.

A gray-colored mare with her spotted foal

Landmark study on history of horses in American West relies on Indigenous knowledge

March 30, 2023

Indigenous peoples as far north as Wyoming and Idaho may have begun to care for horses by the first half of the 17th century, according to a new study by researchers from 15 countries and multiple Native American groups.

American flag flying with a dark, cloudy sky in the background

How did everything get so political?

March 22, 2023

Why do some issues become politicized? CU experts explain why, and how voting rights, climate change and abortion became rallying cries for political parties.

police cars behind yellow caution tape

Study: High crime raises diabetes risk

March 10, 2023

Young adults living in high-crime areas have an increased genetic risk for Type 2 diabetes, according to a recently published study. A key takeaway is that genes are not an irrefutable crystal ball predicting people’s health future. The environment plays a significant role as well.

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Majority of students masked up amid early COVID days

Feb. 24, 2023

A study finds that those on the CU Boulder and Colorado State University campuses showed high levels of mask use and positive attitudes about masks during pandemic.

James Wilson and Rodger Kram carry a log from their heads using tumplines with the Boulder Foothills in the background

Scientists may have solved a Chaco Canyon mystery by hauling logs with their heads

Feb. 22, 2023

Roughly 1,000 years ago, ancient peoples carried more than 200,000 heavy timbers entirely on foot to a site in the modern-day Four Corners region called Chaco Canyon. CU Boulder researchers think they know how such a feat of human endurance may have been possible.

Industrial Workers of the World demonstration, New York City, 1914.

Under the iron heel: Author discusses ‘Wobblies’ and the capitalist war on radical workers

Feb. 20, 2023

Enjoy a Q&A with Professor Ahmed White, whose new book gives a dramatic, deeply researched account of how legal repression and vigilantism brought down the Wobblies, and how the destruction of their union haunts us to this day.

Lady. Justice sculpture

Neuroscientist investigates social cognition in biased juries

Feb. 9, 2023

A study co-authored by a CU Boulder professor suggests biased jury decisions are associated with social cognitive processes such as cultural and racial stereotyping.

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7 things to know about the internet’s midlife crisis

Jan. 31, 2023

From the spread of misinformation and hate speech to significant gaps in access, freedom of connectivity and information on the internet is plagued by real and mounting challenges. So, how do we address those challenges, and who is responsible?