Blinded By Science: October 10

By Roxann Elliott

CU Boulder is in search of the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Spoiler: it’s probably not “42.” NASA has awarded $7 million to a team, lead by CU Boulder, studying the origins and evolution of life in the universe. Their research focuses on a process that could sustain life without sunlight.

A biomedical researcher at CU Boulder hopes to uncover the role zinc plays in the human diet. The National Institute of Health awarded a five-year, $3.7 million Director’s Pioneer Award to Associate Professor Amy Palmer who has been studying how various metals, particularly zinc, affect human health.

Many people are afraid of the dark, but the light may be more threatening than we suspect. Fiske Planetarium is hosting a presentation on October 13 to discuss how our constantly illuminated environs may be harming us. “What Happened to the Night?” begins at 7 p.m. and is free to current CU students.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s