Goats near a village

For East Africa’s pastoralists, climate change already fueling violence, hunger

May 10, 2022

For centuries, East Africa peoples like the Maasai and Turkana have survived by herding cattle, moving these animals across miles of wide-open grasslands to keep them fed. Now, worsening droughts and a host of other challenges are threatening that nomadic existence.

illustration of DNA

Multiple diagnoses are the norm with mental illness; new genetic study explains why

May 10, 2022

A new genetic analysis, using data from hundreds of thousands of people, sheds light on why more than half of people diagnosed with one psychiatric disorder will be diagnosed with a second or third in their lifetime.

NASA's Pam Melroy tours an aerospace engineering lab on the CU Boulder campus

From cockpit to campus: NASA’s Melroy talks moon, inclusivity, more at CU Boulder

May 6, 2022

NASA's Pam Melroy has spent roughly 924 hours in space. Her latest voyage—she visited Colorado on Thursday to talk to campus leaders about traveling to the moon, Mars and beyond.

Artist's depiction of the bright accretion disk around a supermassive black hole

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

May 5, 2022

Several years ago, a supermassive black hole at the center of a far-away galaxy suddenly got a lot brighter. Now, scientists think they know why.

Shelley Knuth in Antarctica where she conducted weather research and worked on weather stations

The computational scientist who came in from the cold

April 20, 2022

Shelley Knuth, assistant vice chancellor of research computing, brought her research experience working in Antarctica to CU Boulder.

A spiral channel embedded in plastic

How to print a robot from scratch: New 3D-printing approach melds solids, liquids

April 18, 2022

Engineers have developed a new way to 3D-print liquid and solid materials together, potentially leading to more dynamic and useful products—from robots to wearable electronic devices.

A young megamaser as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

Discovery of cosmic ‘spotlight’ could reveal clues about evolution of galaxies

April 7, 2022

Astrophysicists have discovered a 5.4 billion-year-old megamaser—a beam of laser-like light that emerged when two galaxies crashed into each other.

Air Force ROTC cadets line up in a conference room during a meeting with Brig. Ge. John Olson

Space Force partnership powers up with VIP visit

April 6, 2022

Brig. Gen. John Olson and Col. Marc Brock of the U.S. Space Force toured campus this week, checking out new research around tracking satellites in space and sharing career advice with ROTC cadets.

Human cancer cells seen under the microscope

Researchers discover novel way to inhibit key cancer driver, other mutated genes

April 6, 2022

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a new way to inhibit the most commonly mutated gene underlying human tumor growth, opening the door to new therapeutic strategies for cancer and a host of other diseases.

aerial of CU boulder

CU Boulder precollege programming, JILA labs awarded federal funding

March 16, 2022

CU Boulder’s precollege programming and high-impact physics research and education will receive additional funding as part of the recently passed $1.5 trillion federal appropriations omnibus bill for the 2022 fiscal year.

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