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Why do birds sing? Scientists say there is still more to know

Why do birds sing? Scientists say there is still more to know

Songbirds make up nearly half of all known bird species.
Aging smarter: Top tips for better brain health

Aging smarter: Top tips for better brain health

Episodes of forgetfulness also may be a sign of a more serious problem with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s.
LTE: Unprecedented levels of student achievement and success

LTE: Unprecedented levels of student achievement and success

Our students are entering a complex, highly-competitive workforce, unlike anything previous generations have experienced.
Three Appointments to Add to Your Back-to-School Checklist

Three Appointments to Add to Your Back-to-School Checklist

 Nearly 1 in 5 parents skipped preventive care visits for their children due to COVID-19.
Should open spaces be groomed?

Should open spaces be groomed?

Just as we push for keeping the wild wild in our distant parks, so should we vie for the protection, preservation, and restoration of our local urban and suburban areas.
Should open spaces be groomed?

Should open spaces be groomed?

Just as we push for keeping the wild wild in our distant parks, so should we vie for the protection, preservation, and restoration of our local urban and suburban areas.
Increased connections are important for Colorado Seniors

Increased connections are important for Colorado Seniors

Seniors with a strong social network remain living independently longer.
Fact and fiction: Do prairie dogs carry the plague?

Fact and fiction: Do prairie dogs carry the plague?

Colorado is the home to three species of prairie dogs
Invertebrates: the backbone of all life on earth

Invertebrates: the backbone of all life on earth

Invertebrates make up 97% of all animal species worldwide
True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

More people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined