• Millecular: More isn't always more - 02/03/2016 09:18 PM MST
    Popular to Contrary OpinionSmall seizures still suck

    Waking up confused just one of the downfalls of unique neurological wiring
    07/22/2018 06:59 PM MDT
    I don't see the future. I don't see the past. I don't get omens. I have epilepsy. There are many types of epilepsy, but mine is probably different than what you see on TV or have heard about. 
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    The Visible Universe: A subatomic superhero from a supermassive black hole
    07/20/2018 04:15 PM MDT - As superpowers go, invisibility is an anomaly. Super-strength, X-ray vision, walking through walls: These are all fun. Full Story

    Audio File: Part 2 of our DIY Bluetooth boombox project
    07/19/2018 07:19 PM MDT - Drums can't bang without skins, and our Bluetooth boombox project can't sing without speaker drivers. Full Story

    Fantz in Your Pants: Conversations with Siri
    07/18/2018 02:47 PM MDT - My brain's a mess, but I'm trying to compartmentalize. I sometimes turn to Siri, but that usually ends up with me daydreaming about her mangled robot body smashed in traffic. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Politics gives sports meaning
    07/16/2018 06:58 PM MDT - Last week, my co-workers sat around a computer Googling wars in Yugoslavia. We wanted to know if we could, in good conscience, root for Croatia in the World Cup final. Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Brush with death leads to pain in the foot
    07/16/2018 03:01 PM MDT - I almost died a few times, ended up on life support and blah blah blah. If you want the full story, email me, friend me on Facebook or mail me some goodies. Full Story

    Chris Weidner: The greatest failure in mountaineering history
    07/11/2018 05:59 AM MDT - "To be successful at alpine climbing you have to be super pushy," Jim Donini told me recently. "There are so many reasons you can come up with for bailing. You gotta push through that, but you can't push too far, obviously. And we almost pushed too far." Donini, 74, was talking about the most celebrated attempt in alpine climbing history: the 1978 near-miss on the still-unclimbed north ridge of Pakistan's Latok I (23,442 feet). Full Story

    Audio File: Bring the boom back
    07/13/2018 12:55 PM MDT - I recently found a guy on Instagram who collects and restores '80s-era boomboxes, or "ghetto blasters," as he calls them. Full Story

    Peace Train: Media, corporate interests and empire
    07/12/2018 06:39 PM MDT - The major influential U.S. media have long played an important role in shaping public opinion. For example, social concerns is one area that the media may eventually cover well. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Raccoons add drama to late-night stroll
    07/12/2018 02:25 PM MDT - I spend four hours a day worried I'm a bad reporter. That's followed by two hours at night wondering if I made any egregious errors. Full Story

    The China Monologues: An attempt to jog my sanity
    07/09/2018 03:01 PM MDT - "How ya doin', babe?" *Side glare* "You've got this! We're nearly there!" *A more intense side glare*  Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Judge, jury and tattooer
    07/08/2018 03:38 PM MDT - An artist told me, "No matter what type of tattoo you get — or don't get — people will judge you. Full Story

    The Visible Universe: Digging deep for ancient dark matter
    07/06/2018 03:26 PM MDT - A long time ago — that is, in high school — I thought I would study either neuroscience or astrophysics. Full Story

    Audio File: Build a set of speaker stands to give your music a solid foundation
    07/06/2018 02:29 PM MDT - It's hard to think about the violent up-and-down (or whatever) movement of your car's pistons while you're driving. Full Story

    Peace Train: 'The bombs bursting in air'
    07/06/2018 02:11 PM MDT - "O say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming? Full Story

    Bear With Me: This is your nation on shrooms
    07/04/2018 04:34 PM MDT - This story did not appear anywhere, because every newspaper and television station closed due to lack of interest. Full Story

    Space Potato: Summer sci-fi gives us violent delights
    07/03/2018 04:50 PM MDT - Picture yourself on vacation. Not a road trip or familial obligation. A real treat. A doozy. You're dressed to the nines with an expensive drink in hand. Full Story

    Under the Influence: A seat at the grown-ups' table
    07/02/2018 05:13 PM MDT - When I was 13, my family visited Quebec, and I had my first proper glass of wine at dinner. We were sitting down to an extravagant lobster dinner in a huge square in Montreal when, without asking, the waiter set down wine glasses for my parents, me, and my 10-year-old sister. Full Story

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: The coolest guy I'd ever met
    07/01/2018 05:29 PM MDT - In my teens, I was a lifeguard with Moe. He was the coolest guy I'd ever met because he had a girlfriend, did yoga, fixed his own motorcycle, traveled the world and cool stuff like that. Full Story

    Audio File: Homebrew cables look cool and sound even cooler
    06/28/2018 07:03 PM MDT - If you took a set of normal speaker cables and ran them over with a steamroller, you'd get something like what we're going to make today. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story