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At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is nationally recognized as one of only 36 AAU public research universities. Established in 1876, CU Boulder is a Tier 1 public research university with five Nobel laureates, nine MacArthur “genius” fellows and is the No. 1 public university recipient of NASA awards. CU Boulder is a leader in many fields, including aerospace engineering, physics and environmental law. The school partners with many notable federal research labs, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). CU Boulder students thrive academically and athletically, with Buff athletes competing in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 conference.

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The fire risk goes beyond rising temperatures and dry conditions. Samuel Corum / AFP via Getty Images

Western wildfires destroyed 246% more homes and buildings over the past decade – fire scientists explain what’s changing

More homes are burning in wildfires in nearly every Western state. The reason? Humans.
The typical car is parked 95% of the time. Nastco/iStock via Getty Images

City planners are questioning the point of parking garages

As many cities grapple with the housing crisis, some places are rewriting regulations and finding creative ways to repurpose these hulking masses of concrete that suck up valuable real estate.
¿Será la IA tu próxima compañera de trabajo… o tu sustituta? PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock via Getty Images

La IA y el futuro del trabajo: cinco expertos hablan de ChatGPT, DALL-E y otras herramientas de creación y conocimiento

Ahora que los sistemas de IA pueden generar imágenes realistas y prosa convincente, ¿los trabajadores creativos están en peligro o a punto de aumentar su productividad? No está claro.
Could AI be your next colleague – or replacement? PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock via Getty Images

AI and the future of work: 5 experts on what ChatGPT, DALL-E and other AI tools mean for artists and knowledge workers

Now that AI systems can generate realistic images and convincing prose, are creative and knowledge workers endangered or poised for productivity gains? A panel of experts says it’s not so clear-cut.
National identity: despite Moscow’s best efforts, Ukrainians are increasingly looking to the west for their future. Oleksii Chumachenko/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire)

Putin’s plan to stop Ukraine turning to the west has failed – our survey shows support for Nato is at an all-time high

Moscow’s fears that Ukraine was turning towards the west prompted the invasion. This has backfired dramatically.
Homes that survived the Marshall Fire didn’t come through unscathed. Matthew Jonas/MediaNews Group/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images

Homes that survived the Marshall Fire 1 year ago harbored another disaster inside – here’s what we’ve learned about this insidious urban wildfire risk

Noxious smells and blowing ash initially made the homes unlivable. But even after their homes were cleaned, some residents still reported health effects months later.
Les panaches d'aérosols éjectés par des toilettes commerciales peuvent s'élever à 1,5 m au-dessus de la cuvette. John Crimaldi/Scientific Reports

Les toilettes crachent des aérosols invisibles à chaque fois que l’on tire la chasse – la preuve en laser…

Les toilettes éjectent des gouttelettes d’aérosol, parfois porteuses de pathogènes… Savoir comment ces particules se déplacent pourrait aider à réduire notre exposition dans les toilettes publiques.
Rainier winters make life more difficult for Arctic wildlife and the humans who rely on them. Scott Wallace/Getty Image

Arctic Report Card 2022: The Arctic is getting rainier and seasons are shifting, with broad disturbances for people, ecosystems and wildlife

The annual report is also a reminder that what happens in the Arctic affects the rest of the world.
Twitter users who are fleeing to the social media platform Mastodon are finding it to be a different animal. Davide Bonaldo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What is Mastodon? A social media expert explains how the ‘federated’ network works and why it won’t be a new Twitter

The turmoil at Twitter has many people turning to an alternative, Mastodon. The social media platform does a lot of what Twitter and Facebook do, but there are key differences.
Gejolak di internal markas Twitter memicu adanya kemungkinan migrasi massal pengguna platform tersebut. Apa yang akan terjadi jika orang berbondong-bondong meninggalkan Twitter? (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Banyak orang mulai hijrah dari Twitter – tapi semudah itukah memindahkan jaringan komunitas kita ke platform yang baru?

Gejolak di Twitter membuat banyak komunitas ingin hengkang. Tapi, riset menemukan suatu komunitas tidak akan bisa sepenuhnya sukses memindahkan jejaring mereka dari satu platform ke platform lain.
La agitación en la sede de Twitter está provocando el debate sobre un éxodo masivo de usuarios. ¿Qué ocurrirá si se produce una huida hacia las puertas de salida? AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

¿Se enfrenta Twitter a una fuga masiva de usuarios?

Muchos usuarios sopesan dejar Twitter tras la llegada de Elon Musk. ¿Y cuál sería su nuevo destino? Un estudio demuestra que las migraciones de unas plataformas a otras suelen tener un coste muy elevado.
Kari Lake, the GOP candidate for Arizona governor, campaigns at a rally on Oct. 9, 2022. Joshua Lott/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A new wave of celebrity politicians breaks the rules on acceptable behavior, inspired by Trump

GOP candidates Kari Lake, Herschel Walker and Dr. Mehmet Oz have caught people’s attention for outlandish stunts and false statements that are increasingly accepted in politics.

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