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New Colorado space instrument part of flagship mission to Europa

In less than a decade, technology developed in Colorado will travel to Jupiter’s moon Europa—a cold moon where a thick crust of ice covering the surface...
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As schools become political battlegrounds, one educator sees room for hope

When Noreen Naseem Rodríguez was 32, she stumbled on a few sentences in a book that changed the course of her work as an educational researcher: In 1587, she...
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‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe

This week, NASA released the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope—an instrument that launched in December 2021 and carries the largest mirror...
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Colorado’s quantum revolution

Colorado’s quantum revolution

In the 17th Century, a Dutch merchant named Antony van Leeuwenhoek began experimenting with making new microscope lenses and, in the process, plunged humanity...
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As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people

John O’Loughlin, a professor of geography at CU Boulder who studies Ukrainian geopolitics, sees an international conflict quickly spiraling out of control. “It...
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Coloradans still deeply divided over COVID policies, election legitimacy, survey shows

Coloradans still deeply divided over COVID policies, election legitimacy, survey shows

A new survey of the state of politics in Colorado during 2021 has revealed deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans around a wide range of issues—from...
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Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of...
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Heading back to the moon – this time for good

Heading back to the moon – this time for good

Getting humans back to the moon is one thing. Jack Burns and other CU scientists are asking, "How can we stay?"
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‘Chameleon’ tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

‘Chameleon’ tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

When a pair of tourists hiking the Alps stumbled across the frozen remains of the mummy Ötzi in 1991 they also, unknowingly, discovered the oldest known...