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Risk-taking, antisocial teens five times more likely to die young

Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, with roughly one in 20...

Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity

University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the...

Ancient settlements and modern cities follow same rules of development

Recently derived equations that describe development patterns in modern urban areas appear to work equally well to describe ancient cities settled thousands of years...

Researchers sequence world’s first butterfly bacteria, find surprises

For the first time ever, a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major...

US power plant emissions down

Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas...

Slippery bark protects trees from pine beetle attack

Trees with smoother bark are better at repelling attacks by mountain pine beetles, which have difficulty gripping the slippery surface, according to a new...

Research linking autism symptoms to gut microbes called ‘groundbreaking’

A new study showing that feeding mice a beneficial type of bacteria can ameliorate autism-like symptoms is “groundbreaking,” according to University of Colorado Boulder...

Research models behavior of ultra-cold atoms and polar molecules

Theoretical physicist Ana Maria Rey uses the computer, as well as pencil and paper, to develop mathematical models that describe the behavior of ultra-cold...

U.S. methane emissions 5x higher than government estimates

Emissions of methane from fossil fuel extraction and refining activities in the South Central United States are nearly five times higher than previous estimates,...

Connections in the brains of young children strengthen during sleep

While young children sleep, connections between the left and the right hemispheres of their brain strengthen, which may help brain functions mature, according to...

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