ice cap

Unprecedented ice loss in Russian glacier

Sept. 19, 2018

Ice loss detected in a Russian glacier has challenged scientists' assumptions about the stability of the cold ice caps dotting Earth's high latitudes.

Orit Peleg

How honeybee swarms could shape future building design

Sept. 18, 2018

New research by CU Boulder's Orit Peleg explores how clumps of hundreds of bees stay stable under strain.

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Students who fled Hurricane Maria face storm of issues on the mainland

Sept. 17, 2018

Students displaced by Hurricane Maria are still facing housing instability, language barriers and culture shock, surveys find.

GOLD first light image

GOLD instrument captures its first image of the Earth

Sept. 17, 2018

The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission captured a "first light" image of the sun rising over the Western Hemisphere.

baby feet

How skin begins: Study identifies origins, could lead to better grafts

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development of more functional skin grafts for burn victims.

onlookers watch violence against stranger

Humans might not be altruistic 'avengers' after all, study finds

Sept. 7, 2018

CU Boulder research contradicts the long-held belief that humans interfere when they see the abuse of strangers.

Silhouette of person walking toward the ocean at sunset

The paradox of 'suicide in happy places' seems not to exist

Sept. 5, 2018

A closer look at geographic data finds no correlation between generally happy locales and rates of suicide, according to new research by CU Boulder and the University of California, Irvine.

Prairie rattlesnake

When it rains, snake bites soar

Sept. 5, 2018

Hikers and trail runners be warned: Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.

Aaron Treher and Molly McDermott speak with the Cargills at their farm.

Pushing Boundaries: Grad students think like barn swallows to craft an artistic nesting site

Sept. 5, 2018

Side by Side is a community art and science event focused on barn swallows, a declining songbird species that nests exclusively in human-made spaces.


A 200-year glimpse into changing human settlement

Sept. 5, 2018

Geographers have created an unprecedented way to track where people have lived in the U.S. since 1810.