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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

New research from University of Colorado Boulder reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state's beloved forests. The study, published this month in the journal Ecology, found that high-elevation forests in the southern Rocky Mountains actually have a good chance of recovery, even after overlapping outbreaks with different kinds of beetles. One thing that is slowing their recovery down: Foraging elk and deer.
Tags: Science, Rocky Mountains, University of Colorado Boulder

Fatal car crashes spike following the 'spring forward' to daylight saving time

Fatal car accidents in the United States spike by 6% during the workweek following the "spring forward" to daylight saving time, resulting in about 28 additional deaths each year, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.
Tags: Health, United States, University of Colorado Boulder

Alan Turing's Doctorate & Knighthood Medal Recovered 36 Years After Theft

Slashdot reader McGruber shares the news that several of Alan Turing's historic personal effects have been recovered nearly 36 years after they were stolen. From a report: In filings in the U.S. District Court of Colorado Friday, federal officials say they seized the British mathematician's Princeton University degree, his Order of the British Empire medal and several photos, school reports and letters from his time at Sherborne School, a boarding school in Dorset, England. According to the se...
Tags: Tech, Alan Turing, Bletchley Park, Sherborne, Princeton University, University of Colorado Boulder, McGruber, Dorset England, Schwinghamer, U S District Court of Colorado, Sherborne School, Julia Turing

'Frankenstein' Material Can Self-Heal, Reproduce

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Researchers have now created a form of concrete that not only comes from living creatures but -- given the right inputs -- can turn one brick into two, two into four, and four into eight. [...] For this project, Wil Srubar, a materials scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his colleagues wanted to engineer life into a bulk structural material. To do so, they turned to a hearty photosynthetic cyanobacterial species in the genus S...
Tags: University of Colorado Boulder, Science magazine, Srubar, Wil Srubar

Scientists created carbon-sucking 'Frankenstein' bricks using microbes. The material can spawn its own babies.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a building material that utilizes live microbes. The material can regenerate to form three generations of offspring.  This could make the bricks an ideal building material for a settlement on Mars. Visit for more stories. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently conducted an experiment that sounds almost like a kids' science project: They added colonies of green bacteria to a mix of sand and gro...
Tags: Trends, Mit, Mars, University of Colorado Boulder, CU Boulder Today, Srubar, Wil Srubar, CU Engineering

These Living Bricks Use Bacteria To Build Themselves

A new living substance can transform from a wet sand mixture into a solid brick, and even help to reproduce copies of itself. From a report: Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, used a type of photosynthetic bacteria that absorbs carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients and produces calcium carbonate -- a rigid compound found in rocks, pearls, and seashells. They grew the bacteria in a warm mixture of salt water and other nutrients and combined it with sand and gelatin. The mixtu...
Tags: US, Tech, Darpa, University of Colorado Boulder

NASA has confirmed a new class of huge 'super-puff' planets that have the density of cotton candy

NASA has confirmed the existence of a new class of planets called "super-puffs," which have the density of cotton candy. Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to peer at three super-puff planets circling a distant star, but thick clouds blocked the view of the planets' atmospheres. That means they could be shrouded in methane, with lighter gases below puffing them up. The planets seem to be bleeding material into space, suggesting that they could shrink to the size of Neptune in 1 billio...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Kepler, Neptune, University of Colorado Boulder, Jessica Libby Roberts, Zachory Berta Thompson, Libby Roberts, Berta Thompson

Psychology Around the Net: October 26, 2019

Ah, autumn is in full swing in my neck of the woods and it is gorgeous. After what felt like seven months of summer, trust that I’ve welcomed the cooler temperatures, brilliant red, orange, and yellow leaves, and — call me basic if you must — pumpkins everywhere. However, not everyone reacts the same way to the changing seasons, and this week we’re going to look at ways to stay balanced during seasonal changes. Why don’t we throw in some news on recent studies on youth contact sports and mental...
Tags: Psychology, Kids, Teens, Children, Suicide, New York City, Bill De Blasio, Nypd, Psychology Around The Net, Adolescents, University of Colorado Boulder, Seasonal Changes, New York Presbyterian Hospital, James O Neill, Emotional Cheating, Alex Geerts

Study finds no link between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems

Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 11,000 youth followed for 14 years.
Tags: Health, University of Colorado Boulder

Moody’s Bond Ratings for Higher Education and the US News Rankings

Moody’s Investors Service published a report this past Monday, in which it kept in place an overall negative outlook for the higher education sector. There are many colleges in financial trouble. (Inside Higher Ed reported on it; you can’t actually look at the report unless you subscribe to Moody’s, and that’s an expensive proposition if you aren’t in the investment biz). Some colleges have increased their financial reserves. That’s good. About 15-20% of colleges have added to their more...
Tags: Colorado, College, Uncategorized, US news, Alaska, Ivy League, Financial Aid, Moody, Larry, Mark Montgomery, Moody s Investor Service, Moody s Investors Service, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Mesa University, College Admission, Educational Consultant

Researchers discover healthy, stress-busting fat in soil-dwelling bacteria

Thirty years after scientists coined the term "hygiene hypothesis" to suggest that increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health, University of Colorado Boulder researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be responsible.
Tags: Health, University of Colorado Boulder

A brief encyclopaedia of all the health issues the gut can 'cure'

Nature documentaries are fond of pointing out that the deep ocean – not outer space – is the real final frontier of human exploration. It teems with alien life and unexplored depths – and it's right here on Earth. In many ways the gut is the equivalent of the deep ocean for the human body. The gastrointestinal tract (GI) contains somewhere in the region of 100 trillion micro-organisms, known collectively as the microbiota. Scientists are still plumbing new depths of this mysterious environme...
Tags: Science, London, France, Imperial College, University of Nottingham, University of Colorado Boulder, Irish Rugby Football Union, King 's College London, University College Cork, Shanghai University, Gustave Roussy Institute, Veena Taneja, Belgian University KU Leuven

Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk

Colorado nail salon employees face increased health risks due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds, concluding that working in a salon is akin to working at an oil refinery or an auto garage.
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Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet's atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth's levels of carbon dioxide — the planet's most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm.  Now, almost five decades later, that number has shot up to around 412 ppm, nearly 90 ppm higher. It's a change atmospheric researchers, geologists, and climate scientists call unparallele...
Tags: Science, Earth, Paris, Un, United Nations UN, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas at Austin, University of Nevada, Jason Briner, Briner, Las Vegas This, Bob Kopp, Oceanic Sciences, Kris Karnauskas, Matthew Lachniet, Lachniet

Is Blockchain Right for You?

Answering These 3 Questions Can Help You Decide By Camille Diges Blockchain is all the rage. Everyone is talking about how it can benefit and streamline business. So you may be wondering if blockchain is right for you. And you probably have a lot of questions that need addressing before you determine the answer. These three questions can help you assess any blockchain proposal. They will arm you with the intelligence to ensure any blockchain efforts you pursue add value to your organization. 1....
Tags: Business, Management, Life Sciences, Right Now, University of Colorado Boulder, Unisys, Camille Diges Blockchain, Camille Diges, University of Pittsburgh Blockchain

A Republican who opposed same-sex marriage is about to become the University of Colorado’s president

He voted in favor of and co-sponsored bills for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, University Of Colorado, University of Colorado Boulder, Mark Kennedy, Anti-gay Republicans, Marriage Equailty

Laser Cut Tactile Memory Game

This Instructables describes how to design and make a custom laser cut tactile Memory game that can be played by all learners, regardless of vision. This project was created by the Build a Better Book Project, a STEM outreach program based at the University of Colorado Boulder that engages youth in ...By: ScienceDiscoContinue Reading » [Author: ScienceDisco]
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Colder temperatures foster greater microbial diversity on amphibian skin

A far-reaching global study led by University of Colorado Boulder scientists has found that climate is a critical determinant of microbial diversity on amphibian skin, with colder, more variable temperatures producing richer bacterial communities than warmer, more stable environments.
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When more women make decisions, the environment wins

When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study published this week in Nature Climate Change.
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OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid

Research led by the University of Colorado Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu.
Tags: Alice, University of Colorado Boulder

"Catching up" on lost sleep may actually do more harm than good

Sleeping late on weekends not only won't help much when it comes to your sleep debt from the week, it can also lead to weight gain, insulin sensitivity, and nighttime hunger. University of Colorado Boulder sleep physiologist Christopher Depner ran a study involving young adults who were assigned different sleep regimens over a two week period, including a group of "weekend recovery sleepers." They report their results in the scientific journal Current Biology. From Science News: Lack of slee...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Sleep, Salvador Dalí, Ucla, University of Colorado Boulder, Counting Sheep, Peter Liu, Christopher Depner, Depner

Using weekends to catch up on sleep is not healthy, study says

A study from the University of Colorado Boulder suggests people who use the weekends to catch up on sleep see no real health benefits.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Python hearts reveal mechanisms relevant to human heart health and disease

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder study fast-growing python hearts, which could provide insights to aid those with diseased heart growth. Their latest work reveals ways to study python heart cells.
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Extra weekend sleep cannot repair the damage from sleep-deprived work week

Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights? Not so, according to University of Colorado Boulder research published today in Current Biology.
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Sleeping in on the weekend won't repay your sleep debt

Attempting to get extra sleep on the weekend to make up for lost sleep during the week has no lasting metabolic health benefits and can actually make our ability to regulate blood sugar worse, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.
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Design Instructor at University of Colorado in Boulder, CO

Instructor Positions (Non-Tenure Track) in Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder The Environmental Design Program (ENVD) of the University of Colorado Boulder is recruiting 3 to 5 instructors in the Environmental Design disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning and Product Design. Positions are expected to begin the upcoming fall semester in August 2019. Link to job listing and to apply: 
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Study evaluates impact of air-exchange rates on respiratory health in low-income homes

A team of investigators from the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder has identified that people living in homes with high ventilation are more likely to suffer from respiratory health issues such as asthma.
Tags: Health, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Public Health, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Was Moving So Fast, Geophysicists Had to Update the Map

Now that the government shutdown is over, federal agencies have finally released an early edition of the World Magnetic Model, almost a full year before the next one was scheduled to be released, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today (Feb. 4). Previously, the World Magnetic Model, which tracks Earth's roving magnetic north pole, was updated in 2015 with the intent that the model would last until 2020. But the magnetic north pole had other plans. It began...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Nasa, Earth, Canada, Arctic, Noaa, Siberia, Federal Aviation Administration, University Of Leeds, U S Forest Service, Livermore, Edinburgh Scotland, University of Colorado Boulder, NCEI

Retreating Ice Exposes Arctic Landscape Unseen for 120,000 Years

The retreat of Arctic glaciers is exposing landscapes that haven't seen the sun for nearly 120,000 years. These rocky vistas have very likely been covered in ice since the Eemian, a period in which average temperatures were up to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) warmer than present, and sea levels up to 30 feet (9 meters) higher. "The last century of warmth is likely greater than any century prior to this going back 120,000 years," said study leader Simon Pendleton, a doctoral st...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Antarctica, Pendleton, University of Colorado Boulder, Larsen, Baffin Island, Baffin Island Canada, Simon Pendleton, Alpine Research, Baffin Island Glaciers, Nature Communications Visible