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Giving Morphine to Quell Pain After Surgery Can, Paradoxically, Prolong It, Study Shows

Giving opioids to rats to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study
16-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ice-Free Arctic Summers Could Hinge on Small Climate Warming Range

A range of less than one degree Fahrenheit (or half a degree Celsius) of climate warming over the next century could make all the difference when it comes to the probability of future ice-free summers in the Arctic.
2-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Pill That Staves Off Aging? It's on the Horizon

Nicotinomide riboside (NR) mimics caloric restriction, kick-starting the same pathways responsible for reducing cardiovascular aging.
29-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Future Electric Cars Could Recharge Wirelessly While You Drive

Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road that would make it possible to drive hundreds—if not thousands—of miles without having to plug...
27-Mar-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rain or Snow? Humidity, Location Can Make All the Difference

A new map of the Northern Hemisphere shows how and why different areas receive snow or rain at near-freezing temperatures.
23-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Twitter Users Unaware Their Data Can Be Used for Science

A new CU Boulder study found that two-thirds of Twitter users are unaware their data can be used for science. Many think this would be against their terms of service agreement. It's not.
21-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Cash Can Promote Tropical Forest Conservation

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they’re discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study.
15-Mar-2018 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Shoebox-Sized Cube Satellite to Study Earth's Inner Radiation Belt

A NASA-funded cube satellite built and operated by CU Boulder researchers will study the inner radiation belt of Earth’s magnetosphere, providing new insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking...
14-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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