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    Kate Becker: Quest for quiet could take radio astronomy to the moon

    05/24/2018 06:32 PM MDT
    As the parent of a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, I consider myself something of an expert on noise. 
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    Peace Train: Palestinians refuse to be ethnically cleansed
    05/24/2018 03:05 PM MDT - Israel's recent massacre of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza has drawn much condemnation around the world.  Full Story

    Peace Train: Nuke money should go to cleanup instead
    05/17/2018 02:13 PM MDT - Five Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center activists will leave Saturday morning for Washington, D.C. Full Story

    Peace Train: Hair-trigger alert invites accidents
    05/10/2018 02:04 PM MDT - It is estimated that about 15,000 usable nuclear weapons currently exist. Ninety percent of these belong to Russia or the United States. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Living on the edge at Laguna Caliente
    05/10/2018 05:18 PM MDT - Laguna Caliente may not be the hottest lake on Earth. It may not be the most acidic, either. But the lake — a steaming turquoise menace near the summit of Costa Rica's Po├ís Volcano — is certainly among the world's most mercurial. Full Story

    Peace Train: Media complicity in war
    05/03/2018 08:40 PM MDT - Reflecting on our history, we can see that our media abetted the government in taking us into numerous unnecessary wars. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Diamonds tell the story of a lost planet
    04/26/2018 03:04 PM MDT - They repel bad dreams, intensify love, counteract poisons, cure disease, thwart enemies, ward off wild animals and prevent natural disasters. Full Story

    Peace Train: 40 years of resistance
    04/26/2018 12:44 PM MDT - Walking along Broadway in Boulder last Saturday, I passed excited people and families, some with guns, flags unfurling in the breeze, holding signs like "Don't Tread on Me." Full Story

    Peace Train: Too close for comfort
    04/19/2018 03:27 PM MDT - If nuclear weapons are so bad, why do we have them? And why do so many countries want to have them, too? Full Story

    Kate Becker: New planet-hunting mission TESS is ready to launch
    04/12/2018 07:35 PM MDT - Cue the music: It's the circle of life, spacecraft style. Just as the 9-year-old Kepler spacecraft is about to take its last sips of fuel and go dark forever, the brand new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) spacecraft is prepped and ready for Monday's planned launch. Full Story

    Peace Train: Syria and the chance of nuclear war
    04/12/2018 12:08 PM MDT - No sane person wants a nuclear war. But in a world loaded with nuclear weapons, a nuclear war might happen anyway. Full Story

    Peace Train: Misery worsens in Gaza after latest attack
    04/05/2018 02:51 PM MDT - The media recently wrote something about Gaza after the latest Israeli military attack on approximately 30,000 unarmed Palestinians. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Where do satellites go when they die?
    03/29/2018 11:30 AM MDT - Sometime between now and Monday, China's first space station, Tiangong-1, will crash to Earth. Or, depending on when you're reading this, maybe it already has. Full Story

    Peace Train: Small arms as weapons of mass destruction
    03/29/2018 01:13 PM MDT - "I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. Full Story

    Peace Train: We haven't seen modern socialism
    03/22/2018 01:15 PM MDT - Many people understand that socialism is an alternative to capitalism, but few know what socialism really means. Full Story

    Bear With Me: Arm the teachers
    03/21/2018 06:58 PM MDT - As Ms. McCaren walked past me, our eyes met briefly. Hers were narrowed, beady almost. A coy smirk rose ever so slightly from the corner of her mouth. Full Story

    Kate Becker: In search of runaway moons
    03/15/2018 07:09 PM MDT - What are the loneliest objects in the cosmos? There are the comets that come from the distant Oort cloud — past Pluto, past our farthest-flung spacecraft, past the threshold of the solar system — whose long, looping orbits seldom drop by the inner solar system. Full Story

    Peace Train: U.S. and human rights violations
    03/15/2018 02:06 PM MDT - Lately, the U.S. mainstream media have focused lots of attention on the horrific human rights violations in eastern Ghouta committed by Syrian forces supporting the government and assisted by Russia while mostly ignoring those committed by the Islamic terrorists controlling the area. Full Story

    Peace Train: Drones, deaths and PTSD
    03/08/2018 12:37 PM MST - "Without our stalwart presence year in, year out, it's too easy, given U.S. mainstream media, for the public to forget that the U.S. has embarked on deliberate corporation-profiting perpetual war" Full Story

    Kate Becker: Black hole close encounter will put Einstein to the test
    03/01/2018 06:48 PM MST - What do scientists have against Einstein? Judging by the news, they are on a crusade to prove him wrong. Full Story

    Peace Train: Capitalism versus socialism
    03/01/2018 01:48 PM MST - The conflict between capitalism and socialism has continued for over 200 years. Indeed, the conflict is deeply implicated in all decisive events of recent times. Full Story

    Peace Train: An enlightened immigration policy
    02/22/2018 06:14 PM MST - We live in a global society. Our environment is global. Our economy is global. The consequences of government actions (particularly warfare) are global. Full Story

    Peace Train: Just say no to nukes
    02/19/2018 01:31 PM MST - "Betcha didn't know, Right here in Colorado, 49 nuclear missiles, Are ready to go!" — Colorado Coalition for the Prevention of Nuclear War sidewalk chant With all the Trump administration and Kim Jong-un talk today about nuclear warfare, it's appropriate to keep in mind that U. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Escape to TRAPPIST-1
    02/15/2018 02:37 PM MST - Earlier this week, the president released a 2019 budget request that would axe five NASA earth science missions, kill the planned flagship telescope WFIRST, privatize the international space station and close NASA's office of education. Full Story

    Peace Train: Mainstream media is the empire's tool
    02/15/2018 04:22 PM MST - The U.S. mainstream media has an important role to play as the fourth estate. Sometimes it does an excellent job of informing the public, particularly on many social issues. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Google Lunar X Prize promised the moon
    02/01/2018 09:34 PM MST - Prizes are irrational. Contestants on "The Price is Right" happily embarrass themselves for a chance to win free drain cleaner; kids triumphantly loft gold-painted plastic trophies; I know a 2-year-old who will use the potty for one raisin. Full Story

    Peace Train: Capitalism and democracy
    02/01/2018 03:25 PM MST - The relationship between capitalism as an economic system and democracy as a political structure is complex and variable. Full Story

    Peace Train: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wisdom
    01/25/2018 01:18 PM MST - In this time when there are threats all around us, we should remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He reminded us of our duty as people when he said: "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. Full Story

    Peace Train: A scare and a wake-up call
    01/18/2018 05:58 PM MST - Emergency Alert BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Full Story

    Kate Becker: The slowly unfolding mystery of fast radio bursts
    01/19/2018 09:31 PM MST - How long can you hold someone's attention on the internet? The online marketing firm Hubspot reports that, when it comes to video, you have about 30 seconds to make your point on Instagram, 45 seconds on Twitter, one minute on Facebook, and two minutes — which qualifies as "longer, in-depth content" — on YouTube. 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