Denver skyline from City Park

Colorado economy remained mixed in Q3, still outperforming the nation

Nov. 15, 2022

Colorado’s job growth continued in the third quarter 2022, propelled by growth in labor force participation and elevated demand for workers, according to a new report released Tuesday by CU Boulder and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.


International research team cracks chemical code on how iodine helps form clouds

Nov. 14, 2022

This molecular link within iodine’s atmospheric interactions can be added to global atmospheric and climate models to help scientists better understand its environmental impacts.

researcher examines brain scans

CU researchers rethink mental illness

Nov. 11, 2022

In the dream clinic of the future, patients struggling with mental illness might—in addition to sharing their feelings with a therapist—have their brains scanned to pinpoint regions that may be misfiring.

Is affirmative action in college admissions on its way out? Expert weighs in

Nov. 10, 2022

CU Boulder researcher Michele Moses talks about the future of affirmative action in higher education and how arguments around college admissions point to deeper divisions in U.S. society.

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From #Freethebird to #Stayandfight: Expert talks the future of Twitter

Nov. 4, 2022

CU Boulder's Casey Fiesler weighs in on why Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter has raised alarm bells among some of the platform's users, and if there's anywhere for them to go.

Orit Peleg in a protective suit holds up a tray of bees

How many bees can you fit in an X-ray machine? That's not a joke

Oct. 27, 2022

In a new study, a team of engineers from CU Boulder created 3D scans of honeybee swarms using a CT machine. Their images reveal a surprisingly complex system of organization.

Skin cells glow under the microscope

New study shows how to learn the equations of cell migration

Oct. 26, 2022

Mathematicians at CU Boulder are exploring the statistics behind how cells move, and their results could one day help scientists develop new drugs to help people heal faster from wounds.

Graphic showing a material made up of octahedra with loop currents (arrows moving in a circle) flowing inside. Green dots representing electrons also whiz through.

Physicists probe ‘astonishing’ morphing properties of honeycomb-like material

Oct. 12, 2022

A newly discovered material structured like a honeycomb can transform from an electrical insulator, like rubber, into an electrical conductor, like metal, in a matter of seconds. Now, researchers at CU Boulder think they can explain why.

Monkey sitting in tree

Another monkey virus could be poised for spillover to humans, new study shows

Sept. 29, 2022

Arteriviruses, which are already common in African monkeys and known to cause fatal outbreaks, appear to have learned how to access human cells, replicate and evade human immune systems—a warning sign these could become next in a long line of viruses to jump from nonhuman primates to people, new laboratory research shows.

Perseverance takes a selfie of its SuperCam instrument

Rover findings offer glimpse of Red Planet’s ancient landscape

Sept. 29, 2022

CU Boulder geologist Lisa Mayhew serves on the science team for NASA’s Perseverance rover, an intrepid machine that has crossed over nearly 8 miles of the surface of Mars—and is helping to recreate the forces that shaped this planet into what it looks like today.