March 1, 2013

Photos: Abused and disabled animals get prosthetics

Here are some photos of animals with prosthetics who were born with deformities or have suffered other traumas.

(Source: The Denver Post)

February 16, 2013
Boulder Apple store burglarized
About $63,000 worth of iPhones, iPads and laptops were stolen from the Boulder, Colorado, Apple store early Saturday. In the process, the burglar threw rocks through a custom-made glass door worth about $100,000.

Boulder Apple store burglarized

About $63,000 worth of iPhones, iPads and laptops were stolen from the Boulder, Colorado, Apple store early Saturday. In the process, the burglar threw rocks through a custom-made glass door worth about $100,000.

February 6, 2013
Lindsey Vonn’s father says she may have surgery Sunday in Vail

Lindsey Vonn’s father says she may have surgery Sunday in Vail

January 5, 2013
joshsternberg:

laughingsquid:

William Shatner Tweeted an Astronaut Living in Space & He Replied

But the Buzz Aldrin tweet was the cherry on top.
“@Cmdr_Hadfield @WilliamShatner Neil & I would’ve tweeted from the moon if we could have but I would prefer to tweet from Mars. Maybe by 2040”

joshsternberg:

laughingsquid:

William Shatner Tweeted an Astronaut Living in Space & He Replied

But the Buzz Aldrin tweet was the cherry on top.

Neil & I would’ve tweeted from the moon if we could have but I would prefer to tweet from Mars. Maybe by 2040”

(via joshsternberg)

December 13, 2012
30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?
The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.
Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:
Wait, is pot really legal?
Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?

30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?

The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.

Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:

  • Wait, is pot really legal?
  • Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
  • So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
  • Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
  • I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
  • So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?

November 29, 2012

On this day in 1961 – Nov. 29 – Enos, a chimpanzee, was launched into space aboard the Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission.

The name given to “Enos,” the chimp selected to fly the MA-5 mission, in Hebrew means “man”. Enos’s backups were (in order possible call-up) Duane, Jim, Rocky and Ham (the MR-2 veteran). Enos was from Cameroon, Africa, (originally called Chimp # 81), and was purchased by the USAF on April 3, 1960. His flight was preceded by both fellow chimp Ham and astronaut Alan Shepard who had been launched into space but had not orbited the earth.

(Source: The Denver Post)

October 4, 2012
"For thousands of years, all food was organic. We didn’t call it organic, we called it food."
Robyn O’Brien’s journey from stay-at-home Boulder mom feeding her kids blue yogurt and fluorescent-orange cheese to prominent health activist began with an egg.
One Sunday in 2006 her daughter finished breakfast — scrambled eggs, that blue yogurt, Eggo waffles — and her face began to puff up. The family took off for the hospital.
Read the rest of Douglas J. Brown’s interview with O’Brien on DenverPost.com.
Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post

"For thousands of years, all food was organic. We didn’t call it organic, we called it food."

Robyn O’Brien’s journey from stay-at-home Boulder mom feeding her kids blue yogurt and fluorescent-orange cheese to prominent health activist began with an egg.

One Sunday in 2006 her daughter finished breakfast — scrambled eggs, that blue yogurt, Eggo waffles — and her face began to puff up. The family took off for the hospital.

Read the rest of Douglas J. Brown’s interview with O’Brien on DenverPost.com.

Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post

October 2, 2012
Photo caption contest: Like a jetpack over troubled water?
Each week, we post a photograph from the news, and we invite readers to write their own captions (click on the comment link at left). We’ll choose our favorite captions at the end of the week and publish them in The Sunday Denver Post.
Head over to the Idea Log to submit your caption entries.

Photo caption contest: Like a jetpack over troubled water?

Each week, we post a photograph from the news, and we invite readers to write their own captions (click on the comment link at left). We’ll choose our favorite captions at the end of the week and publish them in The Sunday Denver Post.

Head over to the Idea Log to submit your caption entries.

September 13, 2012
Was it a missile? The Army doesn’t think so. Was it a spacecraft? North American Aerospace Defense Command didn’t see one. Was it a plane crash? Colorado State Patrol can’t find debris. What was the source of the mysterious contrail reported over central Colorado early Thursday?
The video frame grab above, provided by ABC15 in Phoenix, shows the contrail of a Juno ballistic missile fired from Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M., in early morning sunlight high above New Mexico.
Did you see anything? Have you ever seen a UFO?

Was it a missile? The Army doesn’t think so. Was it a spacecraft? North American Aerospace Defense Command didn’t see one. Was it a plane crash? Colorado State Patrol can’t find debris. What was the source of the mysterious contrail reported over central Colorado early Thursday?

The video frame grab above, provided by ABC15 in Phoenix, shows the contrail of a Juno ballistic missile fired from Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M., in early morning sunlight high above New Mexico.

Did you see anything? Have you ever seen a UFO?

August 31, 2012
Colorado State University team reproduces purebred Yellowstone bison for New York zoo

Colorado scientists have produced a genetically pure Yellowstone bison, launching an embryo transfer project to resurrect wild herds that 100 years ago nearly went extinct.

The 125-pound reddish-brown male calf unveiled Thursday at the Bronx Zoo in New York is expected to be the first of many bison that do not carry genetic traits of cattle.

Zoo officials say they’re working with conservationists to acquire vast tracts of prairie grasslands around the western U.S. — land where newly engineered pure herds can graze, wallow and propagate.

The idea is to produce enough calves to also supply other zoos and species conservation groups working to restore bison herds, said Pat Thomas, curator and associate director of the Bronx Zoo. Most of the 200,000 or so bison in North America today are genetically tainted due to interbreeding with cattle.

Colorado State University team reproduces purebred Yellowstone bison for New York zoo

Colorado scientists have produced a genetically pure Yellowstone bison, launching an embryo transfer project to resurrect wild herds that 100 years ago nearly went extinct.

The 125-pound reddish-brown male calf unveiled Thursday at the Bronx Zoo in New York is expected to be the first of many bison that do not carry genetic traits of cattle.

Zoo officials say they’re working with conservationists to acquire vast tracts of prairie grasslands around the western U.S. — land where newly engineered pure herds can graze, wallow and propagate.

The idea is to produce enough calves to also supply other zoos and species conservation groups working to restore bison herds, said Pat Thomas, curator and associate director of the Bronx Zoo. Most of the 200,000 or so bison in North America today are genetically tainted due to interbreeding with cattle.

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