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CANLab looks to technology collaboration to boost pain research, treatment

March 20, 2018

The future of pain assessment may be in an app, as the CU Boulder Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab and Denver-based cliexa, Inc. partner to better treatment strategies for those with chronic pain.Read more »
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Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

March 20, 2018

A new map of the Northern Hemisphere shows how and why different areas receive snow or rain at near-freezing temperatures.Read more »
McMurdo Dry Valleys

Airborne soot's effect on Antarctica's glaciers

March 16, 2018

Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers.Read more »
NASA Van Allen belt

Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt

March 14, 2018

A NASA-funded satellite will study the inner radiation belt of Earth's magnetosphere, providing insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts.Read more »
Deforestation in Madagascar

How cash can promote tropical forest conservation

March 13, 2018

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they’re discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study.Read more »
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Life after death on the internet

March 13, 2018

As our lives go digital, Jed Brubaker of the College of Media, Communication and Information is studying what happens to all that data, including our social media presence, after we die.Read more »
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Why anxious people take criticism so hard

March 12, 2018

While "healthy" adults have a "positive bias," meaning they internalize positive feedback, people with social anxiety disorder have a "negative bias," which means they take criticism especially hard.Read more »
College of Music concert at Macky Auditorium

College of Music launching graduate certificate in arts administration, undergraduate minor in music

March 12, 2018

In fall 2018, the College of Music will begin offering two new programs; both options will be open to non-music students, further broadening the scope of music study at CU Boulder.Read more »
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How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 5, 2018

Exposing preschoolers to an hour of bright light before bedtime almost completely shuts down their production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin and keeps it suppressed for at least 50 minutes after lights out.Read more »
Computer physics simulation

Grad student helps science sims break language barriers

March 1, 2018

Doctoral candidate Diana López translates PhET Interactive Simulations into Spanish, making them more accessible to a global audience.Read more »