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Colorado State University System Chancellor Tony Frank speaks at the sixth annual Colorado State University SPUR Water in the West Symposium Nov. 9.

Water in the West explores how to engage Gen Z, Gen Alpha

Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor November 13, 2023

Water is an inextricable part of Western life. As such, it has caused over a hundred years of conflict, which stakeholders are collaborating to resolve.  The sixth annual Colorado State University...

Psychedelic drug MDMA is headed to FDA

Psychedelic drug MDMA is headed to FDA

Jenn Dawson, Science Editor November 9, 2023

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy has completed a series of clinical trials as effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The substance MDMA — colloquially known as ecstasy and molly — is now...

Newly popular cannabinoid CBN shows treatment potential

Newly popular cannabinoid CBN shows treatment potential

Miles Buchan October 18, 2023

THC and CBD are two cannabinoids that have risen to incredible heights in terms of popularity, cultural relevance and research relating to medical benefits. However, the potential of the lesser-known cannabinol...

Reed Hollinger works with a petawatt-class titanium sapphire laser system at the Colorado State University Advance Beam Laboratory in Fort Collins Oct. 3. Designed and built by undergraduates in-house, the laser is one of the highest powered in North America and can produce temperatures similar to the center of the sun.

CSU to become global leader in laser research, fusion energy

Miles Buchan October 11, 2023

A public-private deal is being finalized within Colorado State University's Laboratory for Advanced Lasers and Extreme Photonics, promising to bring major upgrades and a whole new level of research capabilities...

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CSU research facility pioneers sustainable cattle farming

Lizzy Rylance September 27, 2023

In a stride toward addressing the environmental concerns surrounding cattle farming, Colorado State University has officially launched its new Climate-Smart Research Facility. The facility will enable...

How CSU, CU compare in scientific programs

How CSU, CU compare in scientific programs

Allie Seibel September 13, 2023

Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Boulder are both very strong science schools; they each have the reputation and credibility of bolstering strong degree options for students in...

Wolves playing in the snow at the Wolf Sanctuary in Divide, Colorado. (Photo via David Hannigan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

CSU institution studies Colorado wolf reintroduction

Allie Seibel, Editor in Chief August 29, 2023

In 2020 Proposition 114 was put forth on the ballot to reintroduce gray wolves into designated lands west of the Continental Divide by the end of 2023. The proposition narrowly passed, with 50.91% of...

Flowers in the CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden Aug. 22.

Flower power science: CSU’s trial gardens open for annual competition

Jenn Dawson, Science Director August 23, 2023

Colorado State University’s version of “flower power” is not only a Fort Collins main attraction but also the most popular, colorful and interactive science project on campus. The Flower Trial Gardens...

A speaker is introduced to the science stage at the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference in Denver, June 21.

Inside the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference

Jenn Dawson, Science Director July 13, 2023

“Here’s how we’re going to provide the world with LSD.”  Only a neuroscientist could say such a thing as though they were reciting the terms and conditions of a streaming account. The...

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