Color change

Underwater creatures inspire shape-shifting, color-changing materials

March 5, 2019

New research from CU Boulder focuses on how light can manipulate the shape of man-made materials by emulating these amazing cephalopods.

Child plays a game that teaches impulse control with graduate student Jade Yonehiro

Impulse control is just a click away

March 4, 2019

CU Boulder psychology and neuroscience faculty and students have created a new research program at the Children's Museum of Denver to help children learn how to control their impulses.

Lights from space

Popular network theory debunked

March 4, 2019

A new study debunks a popular, two-decade-old theory about the shape of networks.

LASP clean room

Scientists and dignitaries celebrate 7 decades of CU Boulder in space

March 4, 2019

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) commemorated its 70th anniversary at a gala event on March 1.

Alarm clock

‘Catching up’ on sleep on the weekend doesn’t work

Feb. 28, 2019

Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights? New research says it might actually make things worse.

Aurora borealis

Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center

Feb. 20, 2019

Researchers have landed a new grant to improve forecasts of how solar winds affect Earth's atmosphere.

Globe image

The tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Feb. 19, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of Garrett Hardin’s influential essay about the “freedom to breed,” the director of the CU Population Center contends he missed the mark.

An artist's imagining of a small mammal from the Late Cretaceous

Ancient ‘night mouse’ faced four months of winter darkness

Feb. 18, 2019

Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science.

cooking flame

Your home is a hidden source of air pollution

Feb. 17, 2019

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city.

Macbeth performers on stage

The Bard in your backyard: Shakespeare covers Colorado

Feb. 15, 2019

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival announced a new initiative to bring live Shakespeare to every county in the state by 2028, reaching an estimated 180,000 audience members.