• I'm Not There: Westward the wagons - 03/13/2017 02:09 PM MDT
    Kate Becker: Radio bursts inspire interstellar flights of fancy

    03/17/2017 06:10 AM MDT
    Imagine that you're an engineer. (Actual engineers: skip this step and move on to the next one.) You want to send a spacecraft to another star. It's a long trip, and you'd like to still be alive when the ship gets there, so you need a way to get it going fast: close to the speed of light would be great, you think. But you don't want to weigh the ship down with heavy propellant. 
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    Peace Train: The U.S. and human rights
    03/16/2017 02:25 PM MDT - The last presidential campaign made clear that there is still widespread hatred and discrimination here against vulnerable populations such as minorities, women, poor people (especially the homeless), Native Americans, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. Full Story

    Peace Train: Skeptical of the nuclear option
    03/09/2017 06:19 PM MST - I jumped on a lengthy opinion editorial in the Daily Camera by William DeOreo, "City should consider the nuclear option." Full Story

    Peace Train: Humans have changed the planet
    03/02/2017 10:47 PM MST - Geologists divide the history of the Earth into time periods based upon the nature of the rocks formed during that period. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Seven-planet system a preview of discoveries to come
    03/02/2017 09:00 PM MST - Last week, astronomers announced that the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 has at least seven Earth-sized worlds around it. Full Story

    Peace Train: Relations between U.S./NATO and Russia
    02/23/2017 03:20 PM MST - During 2016, the relations between the U.S./NATO and Russia continued to worsen. According to the Western mainstream media, Russia was the problem due to its reactions to the U. Full Story

    Peace Train: Contradictions of neoliberal capitalism
    02/09/2017 02:22 PM MST - This continues the Peace Train column of Jan. 20, which considered the nature of neoliberal capitalism. Full Story

    Peace Train: Securing Social Security
    02/05/2017 04:26 PM MST - Social Security is a key government program that benefits over 60 million people (seniors, the disabled, and surviving spouses and children of beneficiaries). Full Story

    Peace Train: We have the power to create change
    01/26/2017 04:02 PM MST - We have a president "who has demonstrated ignorance of the nuclear triad, stated his desire to be 'unpredictable' with nuclear weapons and as president-elect made sweeping statements about U. Full Story

    Kate Becker: New explanations for strange star don't require alien engineering
    01/19/2017 03:05 PM MST - Everybody wants a love like Romeo and Juliet's: instant, passionate, dizzying love at-first-sight. Full Story

    Peace Train: The rich thrive under neoliberal capitalism
    01/19/2017 03:43 PM MST - Capitalism is an economic system in which a small social class owns and controls the productive facilities of society and uses these facilities to make profit. Full Story

    Advice for Buffs: Have yourself a night and leave me the hell out of it
    01/17/2017 12:12 PM MST - Life is pain, as we all know, and I don't expect this column to change that. You wanna know about the Boulder nightlife, baby? Full Story

    Peace Train: MLK's courage and leadership
    01/12/2017 03:25 PM MST - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an outstanding and brave leader in his campaign for civil rights and for beginning a campaign for economic justice for people of all races. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Astronomers track mysterious radio bursts to distant dwarf galaxy
    01/06/2017 06:12 AM MST - It's like a celestial light show gone berserk. Tremendous bursts of radio waves popping off at random all over the sky, lightning-fast, blindingly bright. Full Story

    Peace Train: Man's inability to control
    01/05/2017 01:12 PM MST - How often do you drop what you are trying to hold on to? It happens to everyone. And one day in 1980, it happened to a guy who was part of a maintenance team at an underground missile silo in Arkansas, 46 miles from Little Rock. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Cosmic gifts, no purchase required
    12/23/2016 06:13 AM MST - It's Gift Guide time, when I get to window-shop the internet for astronomy-themed doodads to delight the star-lovers on your list. Full Story

    Peace Train: Let there be peace on Earth
    12/22/2016 12:20 PM MST - This column continues a focus on the Golden Rule, of treating others as we wish to be treated. Part one, which printed at the beginning of the month, focused on domestic concerns, whereas this continuation looks at the international arena. Full Story

    Peace Train: Vow to bring an end to war
    12/15/2016 05:27 PM MST - On the one hand, the world may be heading toward the Trumpian dream of profit and the planet be damned. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Did a supernova spark the solar system?
    12/08/2016 10:22 PM MST - And now, from the Department of Silver Linings, some good news about star death. Every star dies, eventually. The details of how and when depend on the mass of the star. Full Story

    Peace Train: What is fascism?
    12/08/2016 05:20 PM MST - Political dictatorships have existed throughout recorded history. But the fascist variety of dictatorship is a disease of modern economically developed capitalist societies. Full Story

    Peace Train: Golden Rule and a wake-up call
    12/01/2016 03:27 PM MST - People early on learn the Golden Rule, essentially to treat others (regardless of differences) as you wish to be treated. Full Story

    Peace Train: How Adolf Hitler rose to power
    11/17/2016 05:38 PM MST - Five things that seriously destabilized German society enabled Adolf Hitler to become the absolute dictator. Full Story

    Peace Train: Heed Native American wisdom on the environment
    11/10/2016 04:54 PM MST - During the Bill Clinton and Barack Obama administrations, the U.S. had leaders who expressed concern about climate change but who were unable to deliver strong actions to lessen its impact. Full Story

    Peace Train: The people gotta get together
    11/03/2016 02:02 PM MDT - In this time of mind-numbing national and international turmoil, something really wonderful has happened. Full Story

    Peace Train: Is the United States a democracy?
    10/27/2016 06:01 PM MDT - Almost all Americans believe that the United States is a democracy. One important condition of democracy is that the government be equally responsive to the policy preferences of all citizens. Full Story

    Boulder County History: Hilma Skinner warned of 'sex deviate mecca'
    10/24/2016 06:18 PM MDT - Skinner was a 55-year-old housewife in 1973 when she made her first run for Boulder City Council, opposing affirmative action, rent control and a proposed abortion clinic. Full Story

    Peace Train: Beyond the pale
    10/20/2016 02:49 PM MDT - You may have missed this important story due to the mainstream U.S. media's very limited coverage, but in mid-September, the boat Zaytouna-Oliva left Barcelona, Spain, sailing for Gaza. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Space brain -- this is your brain on (the way to) Mars
    10/14/2016 06:05 AM MDT - It sounds like the plot of a sci-fi thriller: A few months into their journey to Mars, a crew of astronauts realizes that something is wrong. They can't think straight. They keep forgetting things. They feel anxious all the time. They are slowly losing their minds — and the longer they are in space, the worse it gets. Full Story

    Peace Train: Nuclear hell in a briefcase
    10/13/2016 03:51 PM MDT - Is there really a nuclear button? As the U.S. approaches the presidential election and the U.S.-dominated NATO has expanded to Russia's borders, creating nuclear tension, more and more people seem to be talking about nuclear weapons and the whereabouts of the "nuclear button. Full Story

    Peace Train: Flirting with Armageddon
    10/06/2016 02:15 PM MDT - Today, hostility between the United States and Russia is more intense than any time since 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union. Likewise, the danger of nuclear war is now greater than ever experienced by any living person under 40. 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: Bandits

    Boulder is pretty good at producing rock bands, and by "rock," we mean the in-your-face, guitar-heavy, leather-clad variety — you know, the good kind. For a prime example, look no farther than BANDITS. Full Story

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