Academic Minute University of Colorado Boulder http://wamc.org en Dr. Brian Toon, University of Colorado Boulder – Faint Young Sun Paradox http://wamc.org/post/dr-brian-toon-university-colorado-boulder-faint-young-sun-paradox <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brian Toon of the University of Colorado Boulder reveals how a weaker sun could have supported early life on Earth.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Brian Toon is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research group studies radiative transfer, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and parallels between the Earth and other planets. He has also helped conceive, develop and lead many NASA airborne field missions. He has published more than 300 papers and he holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 77888 at http://wamc.org Dr. Brian Toon, University of Colorado Boulder – Faint Young Sun Paradox Dr. Leaf Van Boven, University of Colorado Boulder – Political Polarization http://wamc.org/post/dr-leaf-van-boven-university-colorado-boulder-political-polarization <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Leaf Van Boven of the University of Colorado Boulder explains the gap between the perception of political polarization and reality.<br /><br />Leaf Van Boven is an associate professor of social psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder. <a href="http://psych.colorado.edu/~edji/EDJI/Welcome.html">His lab</a>&nbsp; investigates the everyday interrelations between emotion, decisions, and judgments and people&#39;s intuitions about those interrelations. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 38715 at http://wamc.org Dr. Leaf Van Boven, University of Colorado Boulder – Political Polarization