women farmers in tanzania

When more women are decision-makers, the environment wins

March 21, 2019

When more women are involved in group decisions about how to manage land, the group conserves more—particularly when offered financial incentives, new research shows.

An alpine landscape in Colorado.

Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2

March 21, 2019

Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions.

Lab Venture presentation

New report pegs economic impact of CU Boulder commercialization efforts

March 20, 2019

The domestic economic impact of commercialization activities at CU Boulder over the last five years amounted to a staggering $1.9 billion, according to a recent report.

NASA sea ice

Arctic sea ice reaches maximum extent for 2019

March 20, 2019

Arctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent for the year at 5.71 million square miles, effectively tied for seventh lowest in the 40-year satellite record.

Red brain overlaid on skeleton

Beyond opioids: How we’re rethinking pain

Scientists are making progress against chronic pain. This week, we discuss painkillers for dogs and whether we can think ourselves out of chronic pain.

microorganisms under the microscope

Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut

March 19, 2019

Age-related changes in our gut bacteria play a key role in making arteries stiff, degrading blood vessels and boosting risk of heart attack and stroke as we get older, according to a new, first-of-its kind study.

Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid

March 19, 2019

A new study explores the “Alice in Wonderland”-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu.


Glacier photograph collection now available online

March 13, 2019

A group of University Libraries faculty, staff and students partnered with the National Snow and Ice Data Center to digitize approximately 9,000 glacial photos that are critical to the history of glaciology and more.


Marine organisms face fatal horizon in Southern Ocean

March 11, 2019

Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century’s end as ocean acidification creates a shallower horizon for life.


Beyond Boulder: CU Boulder researchers and IBM pilot sustainable groundwater modeling

March 6, 2019

An article in Forbes discusses how researchers are teaming up with IBM, The Freshwater Trust and SweetSense Inc. to pilot blockchain and satellite-connected sensor solutions to track groundwater usage in California.