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How a high-fat diet can make you anxious

June 13, 2024

New CU Boulder research shows when animals are fed a diet high in saturated fat for nine weeks, their gut bacteria change in ways that influence brain chemicals and fuel anxiety. The study adds to a growing body of research that suggests ditching junk food can boost mental health.

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Jewish world much more diverse than ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ suggests

June 13, 2024

Most ideas about Jewish culture in the United States come from Ashkenazi traditions, but there’s a vast landscape of Jewish cultures around the world—and represented in the U.S. Read from CU expert Samira Mehta on The Conversation.

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Horsepower: Professor unveils a new history of horses

June 13, 2024

In his upcoming book, “Hoof Beats: How Horses Shaped Human History,” William Taylor writes that today’s world has been molded by humans’ relationship to horses.

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Meeting the needs of Colorado’s ‘newcomer’ K-12 students

June 12, 2024

This year, schools across Colorado experienced an influx of students, many of them migrants from Latin and South America. A small but dedicated group of scholars at CU Boulder are helping teachers meet the needs of these new arrivals.

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Making the case for ‘President Average Joe’

June 12, 2024

A CU Boulder doctoral student examined how an unconventional social media campaign worked in 2020 to make Joe Biden more appealing—or at least less unappealing—to progressive voters.

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Racial bias and discrimination among women of color can impact their baby’s biological clock

June 11, 2024

Children born to women who experienced more racial bias and discrimination tend to have a slower epigenetic clock, potentially impacting development, according to a new study led by researchers at CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

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As Paris preps for Olympics, Coloradans still feel ambivalent about hosting

June 11, 2024

In the 1970s, Denver became the first and only city to be named an Olympics host, then later back out. A new study shows that Colorado’s feelings about the Games remain complicated today.

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What ChatGPT deals with media outlets mean for the future of news

June 11, 2024

When it comes to OpenAI’s deals with national media providers, CMCI’s faculty experts have questions—expecting more agreements like this in the future.

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It could cure the incurable, revolutionize vaccines and immortalize cells: RNA explained

June 10, 2024

In “The Catalyst: RNA and the Quest to Unlock Life’s Deepest Secrets,” Nobel Laureate Tom Cech explores how DNA’s long-overlooked sibling could revolutionize medicine.

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In new experiment, scientists record Earth’s radio waves from the moon

June 10, 2024

Odysseus, a tenacious lander built by the company Intuitive Machines, almost didn't make it to the moon. But an experiment aboard the spacecraft managed to capture an image of Earth as it might look to observers on a planet far from our own.