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When It Rains, Snake Bites Soar

Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.
5-Sep-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Aging K-12 schools increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters, says CU Boulder professor

Increasing natural disasters and aging schools built before modern codes existed put thousands of school-aged children at risk each day. A new guide and webinar series offer solutions.
4-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Unexpected Upside of E. coli

Best known as a pathogen that causes food poisoning or steals nutrients away from its host, the E. coli bacterium actually plays a critical role in promoting health by producing a compound that helps cells take up iron.
23-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From office windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel

A new, super-insulating gel developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings, and might one day help scientists to build greenhouse-like habitats for...
13-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Risk-Taking, Antisocial Teens 5 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 dying by their 30s, according to new research.
10-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Microscopic Trampoline May Help Create Networks of Quantum Computers

Scientists have developed a device that uses a small plate to absorb microwave energy and bounce it into laser light—a crucial step for sending quantum signals over long distances.
17-Jul-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Democrats, Republicans Agree on Climate Change More Than They Think

A new study found that 66 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and 90 percent of Democrats believe in human-caused climate change and the utility of reducing greenhouse gases. But when mulling proposals, they choose party above policy.
16-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Murder Rates Highest in Countries That Lack Due Process

A new CU boulder study of 89 countries over five years found that countries which lack due process have the highest homicide rates while those that respect the rights of the accused have the lowest
16-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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