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No surprise here! Unboxing videos fueling tantrums, breeding consumerism

Nearly 80% of kids age 4-10 regularly watch "unboxing videos" in which people, often children, open new presents online. The more they watch, the more likely they are to beg their parents for toys and throw a fit when the answer is no. Researchers...
5-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Sub-2 marathon record could be broken this weekend

This weekend, Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the fabled 2-hour marathon barrier. A new CU Boulder study shows the course is ideal to make it happen.
10-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When natural disasters hit, men and women respond differently

Women tend to take cover or prepare for evacuations sooner, but often have trouble convincing the men in their lives to join them, according to a new study exploring how gender influences response to natural disasters
19-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Volcanic eruption may explain recent purple sunrises

Photographers and others with a keen eye have noticed that sunrises and sunsets have become a lot more purple in the U.S. New measurements from a high-altitude balloon could explain why.
12-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autism rates increasing fastest among black and Hispanic children, new study shows

Autism rates among black and Hispanic youth are not only catching up to those of whites, which have historically been higher, but surpassing them, according to a new study by researchers from University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers New Jersey...
28-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bringing Common-Sense Cannabis Education to the Masses

A first-of-its kind online course series aims to educate clinicians, dispensary workers and patients about the latest research on the risks and benefits of medicinal marijuana use.
8-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Climate change will fuel more war, new study suggests

Droughts, floods, natural disasters and other climatic shifts influenced between 3% and 20% of armed conflicts over the last century. By century’s end, one in four armed conflicts, including civil wars, will be a result of a changing climate.
17-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

SpongeBob Is Not Why Your Child Likes Junk Food, New Study Shows

Parents and lawmakers looking to cartoon characters as a reason children choose cookies over carrots may be looking in the wrong direction, according to a new report from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and Colorado State University’s...
25-Mar-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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