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An artist's rendering of Sedna, which looks reddish in color in telescope images. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of ‘detached objects’

A new study by the scientists at the CU Boulder offered up a new theory for the existence of planetary oddities like Sedna—an icy...
Sarah Black, who recently completed her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at CU Boulder, collects water samples from Laguna Caliente. Image: Brian Hynek

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

According to a recent publication, microbes living inside toxic volcanic lake could guide scientists looking for signs of ancient life on Mars. Microbes living in a...
NGC 6240 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and blocked star formation in galaxy

The new examination by the CU Boulder investigates a cosmic system called NGC 6240. NGC 6240 contains two supermassive black holes at the center and...
A device developed by NIST, seen here, converts laser light into pairs of “entangled” photons that researchers then measure to generate a string of truly random numbers. (Credit: Shalm/NIST)

New quantum method develops really random numbers

CU Boulder scientists in collaboration with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) a technique for creating numbers ensured to be arbitrary by quantum mechanics....
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Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

Most electric vehicles can travel between 100 and 250 miles on a single charge, depending on the make and model. But charging stations are...
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Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science?

A new study by researchers from CU Boulder and the University of Kentucky suggests that some Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and...
When Lovers Touch, Their Breathing, Heartbeat Syncs, Pain Wanes

When Lovers Touch, Their Breathing, Heartbeat Syncs, Pain Wanes

A study by the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests that holding your partners' hand in pain or pleasant lovers touch could sync their heart and...

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