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Latest international climate report calls for adaptation, rapid action

March 22, 2023

A report released this week by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world of dire consequences if rapid action to reduce emissions and adaptation are not prioritized. A CU expert shares his take on economic and political impacts of this latest report.

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How do we judge long-passed historical figures? Professor proposes a way

March 16, 2023

In a recently published essay, Professor Iskra Fileva offers a new method for judging long-passed historical figures who, by modern standards, may exemplify redeeming and repulsive qualities.

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As bird flu continues to spread, what’s the risk of a human pandemic?

March 16, 2023

Avian influenza viruses have evolved to infect birds, but the current H5N1 outbreak is also infecting a wide range of mammals. This suggests it could mutate into forms that threaten humans. CU expert Sara Sawyer shares on The Conversation.

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New NASA grant to support quantum sensors in space

March 16, 2023

In a new, multi-university project, researchers from CU Boulder will help to design incredibly-sensitive quantum sensors that can detect changes in Earth's climate from space.

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Why rain on snow in the California mountains worries scientists

March 14, 2023

Another atmospheric river is hitting the state, raising flood risks as rain falls on deep snowpack. Rain on snow is also a growing problem as the planet warms. CU expert Keith Musselman discusses on The Conversation.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse ‘eerily reminiscent’ of 2008 crisis

March 14, 2023

We’ve seen this movie before, so how could history be repeating itself so soon? Experts from the Leeds School of Business reflect on the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and discuss what went wrong.

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When someone sneezes on Everest, their germs can last for centuries

March 14, 2023

Thanks to technological advances in microbial DNA analysis, CU researchers have discovered that mountaineers’ boots aren’t the only things leaving footprints on the world’s tallest mountain.


How ‘patient influencers’ may be misleading patients on prescription drugs

March 13, 2023

A new study sheds light on the growing phenomenon of “patient influencers,” confirming they work closely with pharmaceutical companies and routinely provide advice about drugs to followers.

Researcher Jun Ye (University of Colorado Boulder)

New Embark program to pair entrepreneurs with CU Boulder technologies

March 13, 2023

The Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator is a new program created by Venture Partners at CU Boulder to match business minds outside the university with breakthrough inventions created within the walls of the university—and to provide those ventures funding.

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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.