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Police pullback linked to increases in crime

Feb. 28, 2024

A study of 78 Denver neighborhoods found that when police pulled back their activity amid COVID-19 lockdowns and in the wake of George Floyd's death in 2020, crime generally increased. But not every neighborhood was impacted the same.

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CBD shown to ease anxiety without the risks that can come with THC

Feb. 27, 2024

The first randomized trial to examine how commercially available cannabis impacts anxiety symptoms has shown that products heavy in the nonintoxicating compound CBD work surprisingly well—and without getting you high.

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With historic visit, Lakota elders grow partnership with university

Feb. 16, 2024

A delegation from the Black Hills of South Dakota exchanged gifts with researchers and explored the potential to expand their award-winning scientific collaboration with researchers from ̨ͼⱦ and around the world.

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Suicide rates in the US are on the rise: New study offers surprising reasons why

Feb. 15, 2024

Increased access to prescription opioids and a shrinking economic safety net contributed to an increase in suicide rates in the 21st century, according to new ̨ͼⱦ research.

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Crown Institute partners with Pixar on app based on Inside Out

Feb. 13, 2024

Seeking to leverage the power of entertainment to fulfill its educational mission, the Renée Crown Wellness Institute at ̨ͼⱦ has launched its InsideU social-emotional learning app for children.

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‘No girls allowed’: What the Taylor Swift backlash says about football and politics

Feb. 8, 2024

This year, the pop megastar has become a regular at Kansas City Chiefs NFL games, but not everyone is happy about seeing her on screen. ̨ͼⱦ’s Jamie Skerski gives her take on why Swift is facing such a backlash, and how it reflects a boys-only culture in the world of football.

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Open data: Natural Hazards Center-NOAA report explores questions, offers answers

Feb. 2, 2024

Findings from a recent workshop on open data publication and reuse in social science research are now available. Read more about the pitfalls and promises of policy guidance that requires researchers of all disciplines to make publications and data publicly available.

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Why we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan. 26, 2024

Thomas Pegelow Kapalan—professor of Holocaust studies focusing on modern German-Jewish history, histories of violence and language—shares his take on the significance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, its historical context and its impact on shaping collective memory.

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5 things to know about the Triceratops, an iconic western dinosaur

Jan. 16, 2024

A new, full-scale skeleton of a Triceratops dinosaur has arrived on campus, shining a light on Colorado’s ancient past—a time when creatures like this three-horned dinosaur tromped through landscapes with palm trees, and flying reptiles with 20-foot wingspans called pterosaurs soared through the sky.

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Science confirms it: Love leaves a mark on your brain

Jan. 10, 2024

The brain produces more of the pleasure-inducing hormone dopamine when we’re longing for or hanging out with our partner, according to research by ̨ͼⱦ neuroscientists. But when we break up, that unique “chemical imprint” fades away.