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CU Boulder part of $160M NSF-funded effort to promote climate resilience

Jan. 29, 2024

CU Boulder will contribute translational research, startup creation and strategic leadership as a key research university partner in a new $160 million National Science Foundation initiative to promote climate resilience.

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What coffee with cream can teach us about quantum physics

Jan. 24, 2024

A new advancement in theoretical physics could, one day, help engineers develop new kinds of computer chips that might store information for long periods of time in very small objects.

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1 in 5 Colorado bumblebee species are at risk, new report says

Jan. 24, 2024

With climate change, habitat loss, pesticides and non-native insects hurting the state’s pollinators, a CU Boulder entomologist is calling for action.

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50 years on, Endangered Species Act a noted success

Jan. 24, 2024

Dan Doak, CU Boulder professor of environmental studies who has studied threatened and endangered species for decades, reflects on a half century of species protection.

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Climate change opinions swing elections

Jan. 23, 2024

A new CU Boulder analysis found that, with U.S. voters, climate concerns likely gave Democrats the White House in 2020.

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A tale of two clocks: Advancing the precision of timekeeping

Jan. 18, 2024

Professor Jun Ye’s team, in collaboration with JILA and NIST Fellow James Thompson, has used a specific process known as spin squeezing to generate quantum entanglement, resulting in an enhancement in clock performance.

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What’s stopping US climate policies from working effectively?

Jan. 17, 2024

CU Boulder researchers discussed the challenges that could compromise the potential of some of the country’s most ambitious climate policies including the Inflation Reduction Act.

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New instrument to capture stardust as part of NASA mission

Jan. 11, 2024

Scientists and engineers at the CU Boulder will soon take part in an effort to collect a bit of stardust—the tiny bits of matter that flow through the Milky Way Galaxy and were once the initial building blocks of our solar system.

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Science confirms it: Love leaves a mark on your brain

Jan. 10, 2024

The brain produces more of the pleasure-inducing hormone dopamine when we’re longing for or hanging out with our partner, according to research by CU Boulder neuroscientists. But when we break up, that unique “chemical imprint” fades away.


Acidity of Antarctic waters could double by century’s end, threatening biodiversity

Jan. 9, 2024

Without drastically reducing global emissions, the Antarctic Ocean could become too acidic for hundreds of species living there, many already endangered by rising temperatures and sea ice loss.