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CU Cancer Center leaders aim to use novel molecule to fight cancer

March 1, 2024

Tin Tin Su of CU Boulder and Antonio Jimeno of the CU School of Medicine say acceleration-initiative funds will help speed a promising, developed-in-Colorado cancer therapy for patients.

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Toxic metal levels mostly minor after Marshall Fire

March 1, 2024

A new CU Boulder study found metal contamination in the soil near homes destroyed by the Marshall Fire didn’t reach dangerous levels.

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Climate journalism is strong in hard-hit countries

March 1, 2024

Climate change has disproportionate impacts globally, and a new analysis identifies compelling coverage by news outlets in less-resourced countries, where reporting on the issue is done in unique and in-depth ways.

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With space travel comes motion sickness. These engineers want to help

Feb. 29, 2024

In amusement park-like experiments on campus, aerospace engineers at CU Boulder are spinning, shaking and rocking people to study the disorientation and nausea that come from traveling from Earth to space and back again.

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In an interconnected world, managing and perceiving risk is key, experts say

Feb. 27, 2024

CU Boulder researcher Steve Miller argues for deeper insight into how people understand risk before shocks, especially those related to climate change, happen in global systems.

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CBD shown to ease anxiety without the risks that can come with THC

Feb. 27, 2024

The first randomized trial to examine how commercially available cannabis impacts anxiety symptoms has shown that products heavy in the nonintoxicating compound CBD work surprisingly well—and without getting you high.

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How AI could bring a scientific renaissance

Feb. 23, 2024

The Science of Science and Computational Discovery lab seeks to unravel the complexities and imperfections of scientific discovery through the power of artificial intelligence.

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Climate contrarianism is down but not out, expert says

Feb. 22, 2024

In 2011, Professor Max Boykoff attended a Heartland Institute conference to better understand how the conservative think tank was influencing the climate debate. Ten years later, Boykoff returned to interview attendees and examine comparisons with that earlier conference.

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Virtual homesteaders built an internet of ‘little autocracies.’ Is digital democracy doomed?

Feb. 22, 2024

A new book from Assistant Professor Nathan Schneider argues that attempts to impose democracy on the internet have failed for cultural and technical reasons. But what if we used it as a tool to solve these problems?

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New center designed to inspire curiosity, community and action in environmental science

Feb. 21, 2024

The new CIRES Center for Education, Engagement, and Evaluation is dedicated to three broad goals: excellence and inclusion in environmental science education; career development and training for scientists; and engaging with diverse audiences.