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Why do we move slower the older we get? New study delivers answers

April 23, 2024

In lab experiments, engineers at CU Boulder asked groups of younger and older adults to complete a deceptively simple task: to reach for a target on a computer screen. The group's findings could one day help doctors diagnose a range of illnesses, from Parkinson's disease to mental health conditions like depression.

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Is communication around climate change just hot air?

April 22, 2024

A researcher’s experience in advertising, marketing and public relations gives her a unique angle to study organizational communications and policy around climate impact and awareness.

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Writing to wellness: New therapy helps cancer patients face biggest fears

April 19, 2024

With new medications extending the lives of advanced cancer patients, many live for years in the face of radical uncertainty. A new CU Boulder-born therapy has been shown to reduce trauma, depression, anxiety and fear.

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Why the first Earth Day went viral (pre-social media)

April 19, 2024

If you were at CU Boulder in April 1970, you were likely aware―very aware―of the first Earth Day. Two CU Boulder professors explain Earth Day’s history, impact, what it’s become and if it’s still relevant.

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Earth Day: 7 ways CU Boulder researchers are driving change

April 18, 2024

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year's theme is “Planet vs. Plastics.” Read about seven exciting research projects at CU Boulder as you ponder the importance of Earth Day.

Plastic waste in the ocean

We’re drowning in single-use plastics. Here’s why and what we can do about it

April 18, 2024

Just in time for Earth Day, CU Boulder Professor Phaedra Pezzullo discusses her new book “Beyond Straw Man,” on the online and offline controversies regarding the global social movement to ban plastics.

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Mountain chickadees have remarkable memories. A new study explains why

April 17, 2024

Mountain chickadees have among the best spatial memory in the animal kingdom. New research identifies the genes at play and offers insight into how a shifting climate may impact the evolution of their memory skills.

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Microbiology as meditation: The Living Matter Lab

April 16, 2024

The Living Matter Lab at the ATLAS Institute considers the concept of time through the lens of microbiology and the emerging field of biological human-computer interaction, which combines living materials and digital technologies.

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CU Boulder to celebrate World Quantum Day April 14

April 11, 2024

Take part in World Quantum Day by learning more about CU Boulder’s prowess in quantum research and innovation, comprising science and technology advances, real-world impacts and more.

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The cicadas are coming! A CU entomologist’s take on a once-in-200-years event

April 11, 2024

This summer in 15 states across the Southeast and Midwest, two cicada broods will emerge simultaneously for the first time since 1803. CU Boulder’s Sammy Ramsey offers insight on these singing, red-eyed bugs and how they benefit the planet.