• I'm Not There: Westward the wagons - 03/13/2017 02:09 PM MDT
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    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. 
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    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

    Popular to Contrary Opinion: Cereal killer
    07/03/2017 01:56 PM MDT - My mom is very smart. When my two brothers and I were kids, the only cereal she'd buy was Cheerios, Raisin Bran and Chex, then Grape Nuts for my dad (do Grape Nuts even exist anymore? Full Story

    Peace Train: Throwing caution to the wind
    06/29/2017 03:12 PM MDT - English singer-songwriter Kate Bush sings, "chips of plutonium are twinkling in every lung," in her song "Breathing. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Open-door science takes on mystery of 'Tabby's star'
    06/22/2017 09:15 PM MDT - What is science? It is a body of knowledge. But it is also a process: the way we build up that knowledge, test it, refine it and correct it. Full Story

    Peace Train: 'Other' lives must matter
    06/22/2017 01:20 PM MDT - I believe that all lives matter, but clearly, many people in this country must not think the lives of the other, those different from us, matter at all. Full Story

    Peace Train: Planetary Boundaries
    06/15/2017 04:05 PM MDT - Every rational person knows that our planet is under ecological stress, and that human survival on planet Earth over the next several centuries is not assured. Full Story

    Kate Becker: The best time to visit Alpha Centauri? It might be sooner than we thought
    06/08/2017 06:29 PM MDT - Most people think of procrastination as a vice. But there are those among us who have elevated in into something else: a strategy. Full Story

    Peace Train: Positive change is possible
    06/08/2017 02:47 PM MDT - The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was founded in 1945 by bomb scientists who could not remain aloof to the consequences of their work. Full Story

    Peace Train: Revisiting the Six-Day War
    06/04/2017 01:24 PM MDT - Ten years ago, I wrote a column on the 40th anniversary of Israel's June 5, 1967, sneak attack on Egypt, an attack that followed provocations by both sides. Full Story

    Kate Becker: Organize your solar system with this one simple trick
    05/25/2017 06:34 PM MDT - The magazine I pick up at the airport is pushing a six-step junk-drawer organization plan: teceipts go in this bin; candles go in that one; chip clips go over there — you get the idea. Full Story

    Peace Train: U.S. capitalism a series of crises
    05/25/2017 02:46 PM MDT - The capitalist economic system is an extremely mixed bag. It has, on the one hand, fostered prodigious economic growth and stunning technological innovation. Full Story

    Peace Train: Mountains of toxic leftovers
    05/18/2017 01:40 PM MDT - The entire nuclear cycle — from uranium mining to nuclear power on one hand and weapons production on the other — damages the health of communities and the global environment. Full Story

    Peace Train: Wonderful role models
    05/15/2017 05:06 PM MDT - This Sunday is Mother's Day, a time to honor, celebrate and thank those who have given so much to us, their children. Full Story

    Kate Becker: New twist in the mystery of the cosmic cold spot
    05/11/2017 09:13 PM MDT - Remember static? That thing you heard when you were fiddling the dial between radio stations, or saw when you tuned your TV between channels? Our digital world is static-less.  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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    (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

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