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Scientists ID more than 1,200 genes linked to educational attainment

An international research team including CU Boulder scientists has identified more than 1,200 genetic variants associated with how much schooling an individual completes and...

This cat-borne parasite might just make you more entrepreneurial

Infection from the globally prevalent parasite Toxoplasma gondii may increase a person’s likelihood of pursuing entrepreneurial and business-related activities, new CU Boulder research finds. In a study...

‘Microbial clock’ may help determine time of death

An intriguing study led by the University of Colorado Boulder may provide a powerful new tool in the quiver of forensic scientists attempting to...

Spiral galaxies like Milky Way bigger than thought

Let's all fist bump: Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way appear to be much larger and more massive than previously believed, according to...

Feb. 23 NASA mission to tote $28 million CU-Boulder instrument and...

A $28 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument developed to study changes in the sun's brightness and its impact on Earth's climate is one of two primary payloads on NASA's Glory mission set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Bas...

Metabolic cost of human sleep deprivation quantified by University of Colorado...

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles. The n...

Elevated zinc concentrations in Colorado waterway likely a result of climate...

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study focused on th...

Arctic sea ice reaches lowest 2010 extent, third lowest in satellite...

The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring sea ice extent in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data C...

CU-Boulder study sheds light on how our brains get tripped up...

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study sheds light on the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the effects of anxiety disorders. ...

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