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Kate Becker: Goodbye, Cassini, as Saturn mission's bittersweet end

09/14/2017 06:14 PM MDT
By the time you read this, the Cassini spacecraft, which spent the last 13 years orbiting Saturn, will probably be lost inside the ringed planet. 
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Peace Train: Iranian deal is best one possible
09/14/2017 03:04 PM MDT - In 2015, the U.S. under the Obama administration — along with Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and the European Union — agreed on a landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Full Story

Peace Train: The origins of World War I
09/07/2017 03:44 PM MDT - Military strategists often exaggerate their ability to control events. World War I is the paradigm example of military events that totally escaped control. Full Story

Peace Train: Billions in flood damage
08/31/2017 01:58 PM MDT - Here comes the water. All I knew, all I believed Are crumbling images That no longer comfort me. I scramble to reach higher ground, Order and sanity, Or something to comfort me. Full Story

Columnist Q&A: Klefeker knows what's 'On-Air Next'
08/30/2017 09:27 PM MDT - Jolie Klefeker is the new music director for Radio 1190, and as such is entrusted with the sacred duty of supplying a constant stream of new music to the ears at CU and beyond. Full Story

Peace Train: Why is meddling by some nations OK?
08/27/2017 12:46 PM MDT - During the past year, we have been barraged with allegations of Russian hacking of emails that exposed questionable actions by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. Full Story

Kate Becker: The American eclipse
08/17/2017 11:10 PM MDT - It is a god, a goddess, a healer, a trickster. It is a passenger in a chariot, a sailor in a boat. It can grant wishes, deliver justice, and empower kings. And when it disappears in the middle of the day — well, just remember to put on your eclipse glasses. Full Story

Peace Train: What you don't know about Korea
08/17/2017 02:46 PM MDT - The current crisis with North Korea arises from the unresolved Korean War. Here are some facts about the Korean War unknown to most Americans. Full Story

Rocky Mountain Gamer: Improvements abound in 'Final Fantasy XII'
08/11/2017 08:46 AM MDT - While the PS4 version of "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" is technically a reissue, developer and publisher Square Enix has made enough changes and improvements to warrant another playthrough, if you were lucky enough to experience it the first time. Full Story

Peace Train: On the brink of nuclear hostilities
08/10/2017 03:29 PM MDT - "If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Full Story

Kate Becker: Astrobiologists ask what's cooking on Titan
08/03/2017 07:37 PM MDT - Titan has emerged as a surprise best-bet in the search for life beyond Earth: it has a thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere, organic molecules and even liquid lakes. The catch: Those lakes are made of methane and ethane, not water, which, at Titan's average surface temperature of about minus 290 degrees Fahrenheit, is frozen solid. So astrobiologists have to think creatively about how life might get going on Titan, contemplating the possibility of exotic life forms that use methane as a solvent instead of water. Full Story

Peace Train: Insane policy toward North Korea
08/03/2017 02:38 PM MDT - This year, we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the unjustifiable U.S. use of nuclear weapons against civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Full Story

Peace Train: Militarism and monopoly capitalism
07/27/2017 04:18 PM MDT - Why are so many modern capitalist societies addicted to militarism? The theory of monopoly capitalism claims that addiction to militarism is no accident. Full Story

Kate Becker: The secret life of dark matter
07/20/2017 03:26 PM MDT - The more you know, the less you understand. It's such a cliché that Don Henley, Donald Trump and Plato have all said it in one form or another, probably making it the only philosophical sentiment to be so triply expressed. Full Story

Peace Train: Imagine nuclear disarmament
07/20/2017 03:24 PM MDT - Imagine a global treaty that could lead to the destruction of all nuclear weapons and forever prohibit their use. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Q&A on living the Asian dream
07/09/2017 07:24 PM MDT - When I mention that I lived in South Korea and may move back to Asia (this time to Japan), people ask me a lot of questions. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The promised bland
07/09/2017 01:25 PM MDT - I hate being "that foodie guy," and I hate listening to people like me. But I'm one of them. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Freaking about job seeking
07/09/2017 01:24 PM MDT - Every morning when I wake up, before I eat or shower or brush my teeth, I check my phone for emails. I average about 20. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Food for body & Seoul
07/09/2017 01:24 PM MDT - I lived in Seoul for a little more than six years. People always ask, "How did you like food in Korea? Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The boy who cried nuclear wolf
07/09/2017 01:24 PM MDT - The first time I jogged around the beautiful river path in Seoul, I saw all the Koreans exercising, playing with their dogs, texting and even a few day drinkers. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Korean businessmen are trapped in fraternity life
07/09/2017 01:24 PM MDT - I thought I left drinking games and chugging races behind with my backward hat and Limp Bizkit CDs. I played a few rounds of flip cup after graduation and then figured I was retired. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: HelloFresh, goodbye
07/09/2017 01:24 PM MDT - I hate to admit it, but I'm sort of a sucker. The other week, I was rushing to a job interview when a guy holding an iPad said, "Would you like to fill out a survey about cooking? Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Down at the Downer
07/09/2017 01:24 PM MDT - I've worked at six different drinking establishments in Boulder (the Colorado Daily doesn't pay very well — shhh, don't tell my editor). Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Big-screen stereotypes
07/09/2017 01:23 PM MDT - I questioned my life as I sat by myself in a movie theater in Asia. I have regretted many things in my past, but this time it was because I decided to go to "Pacific Rim." Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Oh thank heaven for 7-Eleven in Korea
07/09/2017 01:23 PM MDT - College kids in Korea are similar to those in the States, but with a significant difference. Since rent is so expensive, most Korean students live at home. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Marijuana hangovers
07/09/2017 01:23 PM MDT - I know pot doesn't give you a hangover, but for me it does. Maybe you wake up woozy or a little high from the night before. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Dirt floors and dirt-cheap food
07/09/2017 01:23 PM MDT - I saw the gorgeously crappy orange carnival tent known as a po-jang-mah-cha. Earlier, I read a magazine article that described these Korean traditional drinking, eating, singing and meeting places with dirt floors, Korean street food, cheap booze and big smiles. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Lost my mind for a moment
07/09/2017 01:23 PM MDT - I've been on a ton of job interviews — and quite a few were awful. I've forgotten how to tie a tie, sweated like a stuck pig-whore in church, used the wrong names for my prospective bosses, appeared to have lied on my resume (I didn't) and been completely unprepared for the interview let alone the career. Full Story

Kate Becker: At the edge of the solar system, new worlds, or a mirage?
07/06/2017 02:39 PM MDT - Why is the sky beautiful? We can conjure up evolutionary arguments to explain away why flowers are beautiful, why sugar tastes sweet, why music moves us. Full Story

Peace Train: The importance of reparations
07/06/2017 01:41 PM MDT - The fundamental flaw of American society is the enduring legacy of slavery and the profound racism that this has engendered. Full Story

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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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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

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