CU-Boulder-led Team Gets First Look at Diverse Life Below Rare Tallgrass Prairies
America's once-abundant tallgrass prairies—which have all but disappeared—were home to dozens of species of grasses that could grow to the height of a man, hundreds of species of flowers, and herds of roaming bison.
CU-Boulder Study: Ancient Extinction of Giant Australian Bird Points to Humans
Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago -- in this case a 500-pound bird -- has been discovered by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team.
Light-activated Nanoparticles Prove Effective Against Antibiotic-resistant 'Superbugs'
In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.
CU-Boulder Study: Mountains West of Boulder Continue to Lose Ice as Climate Warms
New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates an ongoing loss of ice on Niwot Ridge and the adjacent Green Lakes Valley in the high mountains west of Boulder is likely to progress as the climate continues to warm.
Early-life Exercise Alters Gut Microbes, Promotes Healthy Brain And Metabolism
The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime.
Cloudy with a Chance of Warming
Clouds can increase warming in the changing Arctic region more than scientists expected, by delivering an unexpected double-whammy to the climate system, according to a new study by researchers at NOAA, the University of Colorado Boulder and colleagues.
A Changing Season Means a Changing Diet for Bison
North American bison adjust their diet seasonally in order to take full advantage of the growing season when grasses become less nutritious, a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered.
Lack of Sleep, Body Clock Disruption Leads to Impaired Insulin Sensitivity Says CU Study
A new study by the University of Colorado shows that the longer people are awake during the time their biological clock is telling them to sleep the worse their sensitivity to insulin, which is a precursor to diabetes.
CU-Boulder Study: Ancient Salvadoran Village Buried by Ash Freezes Daily Life in Time
A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no strong-arming by the elite royalty lording over the valley.