Marijuana may have taken center stage last weekend, as thousands of pot-positive people smoked up for the annual 4/20 "holiday." But a couple of other holidays were celebrated as well: namely Passover and Easter. And as a result, there was a flood of news about a calling even higher than legalized w ... More >>
As you've certainly heard by now, the world is ending tomorrow. Thanks to infallible Mayan prophecies and/or calendar design, we know the whole shebang comes to a hard stop on December 21, 2012. What our helpful future-seeing friends didn't see fit to tell us is how the world ends. Sure, you could a ... More >>
Free public movies seem to be a dime a dozen this summer -- although most of the feature films are those favorite family reruns. But the four-week Film Fiesta series, sponsored by Arts & Venues at Su Teatro in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, takes a more serious turn by presenting contemporary Sp ... More >>
Colorado currently hosts the number two space economy in the country, but the possibility of adding a spaceport on the Front Range could raise our rank while raising the industry's stakes. Whether you plan to see the moon in your lifetime or not, the issue is a hot topic for business and aerospace o ... More >>
Alan Prendergast's latest post about fracking, touching on how polluted water in Wyoming could spell trouble in Colorado, found those opposed to the process facing off against folks who see it as a safe job-producer. Here's a post from a representative of the latter.
You've probably noticed by now that Comet Elenin didn't devastate Earth or cause Barack Obama to hide in secret DIA underground tunnels during his Denver visit earlier this week. Now, the space rock has the potential for improving the planet for all of us, says one reader.
All of these rain-soaked evenings have been keeping us locked indoors lately, and while we've got stockpiles of media to keep us entertained, that doesn't mean we don't want more. Of course, being that it's summertime, the media conglomerates have all teamed up to narrow the spectrum of new r ... More >>
Take one last look.It was former President George W. Bush who enacted the end of NASA's space shuttle program, set for this year, but he did so in order to make way for a new program, which he promised would usher in new technology, bring humans to Mars and give new breath to the dying space ... More >>
Heymsfield.Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>
When it comes to Astronauts, Bruce McCandless II is a straight O.G. Selected by NASA in 1966, a mere eight years after the agency was founded, he got right down to business as the CAPCOM -- the astronaut NASA designates as a mission-control liaison to the astronauts in space -- of Apollo 11, ... More >>
Tim Tebow.The release last July of Tim Tebow's first photos for Jockey underwear caused multiple small orgasms among the faithful. So imagine the body rockin' on the way now that a print and TV campaign is about to roll out. In advance, Jockey has released a couple of preview videos that are ... More >>
This morning, while most of us in the working world were sound asleep, the dudes from Big Head Todd and the Monsters were at Mission Control in Houston serenading the astronauts aboard the Shuttle Discovery on their last day in space with Big Head's song "Blue Sky."
Sierra NevadaThe Dream ChaserThese days, as the government slashes NASA's budget and entrepreneurs start making inroads towards the heavens, the space race is increasingly becoming a private-sector enterprise. The development could bode well for the Front Range. Indeed, the Denver-Boulder are ... More >>
Sarah CassApparently, for the last forty years or so, NASA has chosen Top-40 songs that the astronauts wake up to every morning on their missions. This year, prior to the April 1 launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA, uh, launched the "Space Rock" song contest, which inspired The Lust-C ... More >>
There's a lot to like about this week's flier. First off, who doesn't love LEGO? And can we get a "hell, yeah" for the way the New Ancient Astronauts have cleverly incorporated the LEGO Space Authority's orbiting rocket symbol into the Colorado state flag? Even the eye-bleed-inducing color sc ... More >>
The first time The Heart is a Drum Machine caught my eye was sometime in March when it popped up on my Netflix Instant queue. It looked interesting -- but I quickly moved on to something else -- probably something with explosions or monsters or some obscure foreign film that put me to sleep. Eithe ... More >>
Okay, now that the kid-in-a-runaway-ballon-saga has ended safely with 6-year-old Falcon Heene being discovered in hiding in his family's attic, I can finally say out loud what every male who came of age in the 80's was thinking while viewing the fantasical footage of the silver, billowing aircraft ... More >>
Every presidency has its own biases about the kind of education that makes for good leaders. JFK stacked the deck with Harvard grads; Bush I and Bush II leaned toward Yalies, of course. Snobbery, Eastern elitism, Ivy Leaguism--it's been expected of the White House since the days of Woodrow Wi ... More >>
George H.W. Bush.As noted in our blog about a Douglas County school allowing parents to opt out of letting their kids watch President Barack Obama's speech to children on Tuesday, we pointed out that other Commanders-in-Chief have directly addressed younglings -- among them President George W ... More >>
An image from the Zybek website. Been looking everywhere for realistic representations of the lunar surface? Look no more. Zybek Advanced Products, a Boulder-based firm just chosen for assistance by a University of Colorado-affiliated nonprofit dedicated to promoting space-industry entrepreneurship ... More >>
Courtesy of Sony PicturesSam Rockwell in "Moon." Moon, which opens on Friday, July 3, at the Mayan Theatre, is a low-budget science-fiction film that shoots for the stratosphere using ideas, not computer graphics and flashy effects. That it does so well with so little is a testament to the performa ... More >>
Jeff Peckman as he appeared on 9News' "Your Show." Examiner.com, another enterprise bankrolled by Denver-based billionaire Phil Anschutz (currently in danger of losing a a button or two on his shirt related to an aborted Michael Jackson tour he bankrolled), attempts to rack up web hits with help fr ... More >>
Zoning out.... Changing channels? Today in Cafe Society: • ESPN ZONE turns off the scoreboard, blames economy. • Tonight: A symphony of food and wine at Opus. • Milking It: All-Bran Yogurt Bites. • Bad weekend for barbecue at Big Hoss, Q Worldly Barbecue. • Bye-bye, Brandon's. • Arriv ... More >>
Local albums, including new albums by the Omens and Tauntaun, grabbed the top three spots on Wax Trax's best seller list for the week ending March 15. The Handsome Furs and Antony and the Johnsons were also in the top five. See the full breakdown after the jump.
The Daily Telegraph in the UK recently compiled a list of "History's Greatest Conspiracy Theories" - and the contributors have put the murals at Denver International Airport at number five! The DIA conspiracy is beaten out only by NASA moon landings, Roswell, JFK and 9/11. The paper notes how the "s ... More >>
I can’t believe that this is twice in a single week that I have to stand up for people or institutions that I can’t stand simply because they are being attacked by people or institutions that I can stand even less. First it was Starbucks, the victim of an attack from Mark Dice and The Resistanc ... More >>
David Grinspoon is popularizing science, one alien joke at a time.
Red Priest rocks the classical canon
The Mars Rover, live from Denver
Mars is close enough to pinch during Mars Marathon.
Geeks make good at Aurora's pumpkin toss.
In the deadly race to circle the globe in a balloon, team Re/Max plans to rise above the crowd. But can a bold ego go where no man has gone before?
The sky's no limit for these Colorado scientists. They're heading straight for the Red Planet.
It had to happen: outer-space law and outer-space lawyers.