Peace TrainPeace 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. 
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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

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

Peace Train: Hair triggers are hair-raising
01/18/2018 01:10 PM MST - President Donald Trump, Jan. 2, Twitter: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. Full Story

Peace Train: Propaganda problem with our media
01/11/2018 02:14 PM MST - We in the United States have a media problem. We have a free press protected by the Constitution. Our country has numerous independent reporters, journalists, editors and other media makers. Full Story

Kate Becker: Who's afraid of little green men?
01/04/2018 03:31 PM MST - Who's your favorite alien? Is it the gentle, wide-eyed one, lost far from home? The pale gray one, with the nightmare black eyes, who slips through walls of your room in the middle of the night? Full Story

O'Meara: For a happy New Year, follow tradition
12/27/2017 11:51 AM MST - The calendar cycle has revolved once again and we find ourselves on the cusp of a New Year. This is the time to ring out the old and welcome the new, so if you're looking for a way to celebrate, look to tradition to help you along. Full Story

Peace Train: Crimes against Palestinians
12/28/2017 01:26 PM MST - As we wind down 2017, a number of important actions happened in December. For example, President Trump and the Republicans passed an abominable tax plan designed to further enrich the wealthy, the Federal Communications Commission eliminated net neutrality, and Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Full Story

Peace Train: Financing the U.S. military budget
12/21/2017 02:51 PM MST - United States military spending exceeds that of any other country in the world. It surpasses that of the next seven greatest military spenders combined. Full Story

O'Meara: Santa tradition might be linked to magic mushroom
12/20/2017 10:59 AM MST - Who would have guessed that we have a lowly, potent mushroom to thank for our visions of flying reindeer pulling around a rosy-cheeked, jolly old elf decked in red and white garb? Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Santa in shades
12/17/2017 05:27 PM MST - I quit believing in Santa Claus when he didn't bring me the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Playset. Fast forward a few decades to when I'm working as a kindergarten teacher in Korea. Full Story

Peace Train: Join forces with Nobel laureate
12/14/2017 07:31 PM MST - Setsuko Thurlow is an 85-year-old Japanese-Canadian nuclear disarmament campaigner who survived the U. Full Story

Peace Train: Mean, irresponsible and possibly insane
12/07/2017 05:10 PM MST - Since the 1980s, big money has exercised greater and greater control of our political system. Politicians from both mainstream political parties spend much of their time fundraising. Full Story

Peace Train: Misogyny and war intertwined
11/30/2017 03:04 PM MST - Misogyny, or hatred of women, is at least as old as recorded history. Traces of misogyny can be found in most major religions including Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Full Story

Kate Becker: Peeling back the layers of a dark matter mystery
11/23/2017 10:25 AM MST - The smell started on a Thursday, sweetish and earthy in a there-goes-the-garbage truck sort of way. Herbal tea? Full Story

Peace Train: The time is ripe for counterrevolution
11/23/2017 11:41 AM MST - The country is reeling with the daily blows of a sexual counter-revolution. With accusations of sexual assaults that are finally out in the open and being believed, the careers and reputations of accused men are in jeopardy. Full Story

Peace Train: Venezuela in the crosshairs
11/16/2017 03:00 PM MST - Venezuela is the latest in the long list of nations the U.S. has targeted for a change in government. Full Story

For astronomers, the more messengers, the merrier
11/09/2017 02:27 PM MST - More than 100 million years ago, in a galaxy called NGC 4993, two neutron stars collided and sent gravitational waves thrumming across the cosmos. Full Story

Peace Train: Legacies of the Russian Revolution
11/09/2017 04:30 PM MST - Nov. 7 marked the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik or October Revolution. Full Story

Peace Train: A race toward catastrophe
11/02/2017 12:47 PM MDT - As many as 200 North Korean laborers were killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime's nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan's Asahi TV. Full Story

Peace Train: The Republican tax cut proposal
10/26/2017 07:51 PM MDT - Surprise, surprise, the Republican Party's latest proposed framework for tax cuts will overwhelmingly benefit the uber-wealthy at the expense of the rest of us. Full Story

Contrary to Popular Opinion: A critical miss in comparing good fantasy and bad fantasy
10/23/2017 04:58 PM MDT - A bunch of nerds running around pretending to be elven warriors with foam swords. That's bad fantasy. Full Story

Peace Train: Venezuela and socialism
10/19/2017 05:40 PM MDT - Venezuela is a country in the northern part of South America with a population of about 32 million and abundant oil resources. Full Story

Kate Becker: Hunting high and low for gravitational waves
10/12/2017 04:05 PM MDT - This year's physics Nobel Prize announcement came with a sort of joyful inevitability. Few were surprised that Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne, three physicists whose ideas were key to the first direct detection of gravitational waves, each got a share of the 2017 prize. Full Story

Peace Train: A well-earned peace prize
10/12/2017 03:05 PM MDT - On Oct. 6, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). 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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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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