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MAVEN mission helps explain Mars' atmostpheric loss

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.

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First student-built instrument on NASA mission nears Pluto

When NASA’s napping New Horizon’s spacecraft awakens later this week in preparation for its July 2015 encounter with Pluto, a University of Colorado Boulder student instrument onboard already will have been up for years.

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Five questions on the science, skill of well-being

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, renowned neuroscientists and psychologists will share research-based mental training techniques that have been shown to improve well-being and contribute to happiness, creativity and productivity. The community lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Macky Auditorium. The event is free but registration is required The event, “Well-being Is […]

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Winona LaDuke, two other Native American women, to speak

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, renowned American Indian activist, political candidate and author Winona LaDuke, Navajo artist Nani Chacon and Adrian Manygoats, who works with Osnes on the Navajo Women’s Energy Project, will speak their truths about climate and energy at the University Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

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Well-being is a skill, experts at CU-Boulder to explain

By Hannah Fletcher On Tuesday, Dec. 9, renowned neuroscientists and psychologists will share research-based mental training techniques that have been shown to improve well-being and contribute to happiness, creativity and productivity. The community lecture is free and open to the public beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Macky Auditorium. The event, […]

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Invisible shield protects Earth from killer electrons

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons,” which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.

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