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Residents in wildfire-prone areas underestimate risk

The vast majority of people living in areas prone to wildfires know they face risk, but they tend to underestimate that risk compared with wildfire professionals.

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Bighorn sheep decline not due to inbreeding

The health of Colorado’s bighorn sheep population remains as precarious as the steep alpine terrain the animals inhabit, but a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that inbreeding—a common hypothesis for a recent decline—likely isn’t to blame.

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Know it’s a placebo? The 'medicine' could still work

By Julie Poppen You don’t think you’re hungry, then a friend mentions how hungry he is or you smell some freshly baked pizza and whoaaa, you suddenly feel really hungry. Or, you’ve had surgery and need a bit of morphine for pain. As soon as you hit that button you feel relief even though the […]

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CU-Boulder climbs in global academic rankings

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) today announced that the University of Colorado Boulder climbed to No. 54 from No. 63 in its annual rankings list. CU-Boulder is among the more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in this year’s CWUR list, which will be published today at www.cwur.org. “At CU-Boulder we are […]

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Sun’s activity may affect Greenland temps via ocean

The sun’s activity could be affecting a key ocean circulation mechanism that plays an important role in regulating Greenland’s climate, according to a new study. The phenomenon could be partially responsible for cool temperatures the island experienced in the late 20th century and potentially lead to increased melting of the Greenland ice sheet in the coming decades, the new research suggests.

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New Horizons 'phones home' from Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft made a successful flyby of Pluto this morning after a nine-year, 3 billion-mile-journey, sending a thumbs-up signal to Earth tonight and elating the world’s space science community, including University of Colorado Boulder participants.

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