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Who supports Putin? Men, older generations and traditionalists, study shows

Nov. 30, 2023

In a new study led by CU Boulder, researchers surveyed more than 8,400 people in six former Soviet Union nations about their support for the controversial Russian leader. In Ukraine, at least, Russia's long and bloody invasion seems to have backfired on the leader.

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Interactive map shows where your food comes from

Nov. 21, 2023

With the holiday season upon us and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28, kicking off this month, researchers launched Food Twin to show where crops come from—and how climate change could impact this fragile network.


Scientists suspect there’s ice hiding on the moon

Nov. 15, 2023

Some dark craters on the moon are never exposed to light—ice could be hiding in these permanently shadowed regions, and a host of missions from the U.S. and beyond are searching for it. Read from CU expert Paul Hayne on The Conversation.

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Melatonin use soars among children, with unknown risks

Nov. 13, 2023

Nearly one in five school-aged children and preteens now take melatonin for sleep, and some parents routinely give the hormone to preschoolers, according to new CU Boulder research.

Professor Ivan Smalyukh

Professor Ivan Smalyukh selected as Optica Fellow

Nov. 10, 2023

In recognition of his innovative research in soft condensed matter and optical physics, Professor Ivan Smalyukh has been named a Fellow of Optica.

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Colorado prisons vulnerable to natural disasters but may be ill-prepared

Oct. 24, 2023

Seventy-five percent of incarceration facilities in the state are vulnerable to wildfires, extreme heat, floods or landslides, and many are ill-equipped to handle them, new research suggests.

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New technique uses near-miss particle physics to peer into quantum world

Oct. 17, 2023

CU Boulder’s Dennis Perepelitsa and colleagues have developed a new method for measuring how fast the tau particle wobbles, unlocking an entirely new way to study quantum physics. Read more on The Conversation.

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7 reasons to get excited about CU Boulder in space

Oct. 13, 2023

From rockets that reach the edge of Earth’s atmosphere to a historic journey to the moon’s South Pole, a landmark year for space exploration is coming for CU Boulder.

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Ralphie in space! One mascot and her adventures across the solar system

Oct. 12, 2023

For more than 30 years, teams at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU Boulder have emblazoned the image of the university's beloved buffalo mascot onto instruments destined for space. Follow Ralphie as she journeys from orbit around Earth to the rings of Saturn and beyond.

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New observations of flares from distant star could help in search for habitable planets

Oct. 9, 2023

The star TRAPPIST-1 sits roughly 40 light-years from Earth. It's barely bigger than the planet Jupiter, but it shoots out giant flares several times a day. New observations of these eruptions could help scientists detect atmospheres around a host of far-away planets.