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Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

New research from the University of Colorado Boulder reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state’s beloved forests. The study, published this month in the journal Ecology, found that high-elevation...
14-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans

A new study finds that a nuclear war could throw the world's ocean chemistry for a loop—and coral reefs could pay the price.
5-Feb-2020 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hollywood's dirtiest secret? Its environmental toll

Just in time for Academy Awards, new book sheds light on ecological impact of filmmaking
4-Feb-2020 6:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

U.S. birth weights drop due to rise in cesarean births, inductions

U.S. birth weights have fallen significantly in recent decades due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions which have shortened the average pregnancy by about a week, new research shows.
4-Feb-2020 6:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in fatal car crashes

A new analysis of nearly 733,000 fatal car accidents found they rise 6% in the week following the switch to daylight saving time. The authors say abolishing time changes would improve public health.
4-Feb-2020 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Keeping up with the Curies: Husband-and-wife team wins prestigious physics award

Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane have won this year's Benjamin Franklin Medal.
27-Jan-2020 6:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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