Ex-prof set up company to re-sell lab equipment to Colorado University at 300% markup

Donald Cooper with scientific colleagues. Donald Cooper mug shot. A former University of Colorado professor has been arrested on suspicion of creating a company to sell marked-up lab equipment to the Boulder campus in what prosecutors call a theft “scheme.” Donald Cooper, 44, was arrested at his home in Boulder on Tuesday afternoon, according toContinue reading “Ex-prof set up company to re-sell lab equipment to Colorado University at 300% markup”

Facial structure predicts goals, fouls among World Cup soccer players

World Cup soccer players with higher facial-width-to-height ratios are more likely to commit fouls, score goals and make assists, according to a study by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. The structure of a soccer player’s face can predict his performance on the field—including his likelihood of scoring goals, making assists and committingContinue reading “Facial structure predicts goals, fouls among World Cup soccer players”

How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth

By Jason Samenow On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere. These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years. “If it had hit, we wouldContinue reading “How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth”