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Thursday, February 12,2015

Climate data gives mixed message on storm forecasts

New research suggests that climate change won’t lead to more storms, but the bad ones could be even more devastating

By Tim Radford
Keep calm and hold on to your hat. The atmosphere will not become increasingly stormy as the planet warms and the climate changes. The downside is that while the number of storms will probably remain unchanged, and weak storms could even become weaker, new research warns that the strongest storms could become significantly stronger. For at least three decades, researchers have worked on the assumption that as the average energy of the atmosphere increased with warming, so would the potential for extremes of heat and drought, flood and cyclone, typhoon or hurricane.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Is the perfect date a click away?

Looking for love on oddly specific websites

By Amanda Moutinho
February is the relationship status evaluation month. The haunting smell of roses and lackluster taste of heart-shaped candies can drive any single person crazy. Gone are the days of chance romantic meeting stories. Nowadays, a lot of marriages start with a click. According to a 2010 study, almost a quarter of couples, who met in 2007- 09, met online. Another in 2013, looking at marriages between 2005-12, said over a third of couples met online. Other studies predict the number will keep rising until it’s in the majority.
Thursday, February 12,2015

A queer kind of love

LGBTQ dating in one of America’s ‘queerest’ cities

By Caitlin Rockett
“I think that visibility is the hardest thing in the Boulder community as far as dating goes,” says Sara Connell, the trans and youth coordinator for Out Boulder, a nonprofit organization that has been serving Boulder County’s LGBTQ community since 1994.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Three-D revolution

The hottest trend in printing technology is changing the way we practice medicine

By Caitlin Rockett
“I think it’s pretty much instilled in you that [knee implants] last 20 years, which I don’t know if that’s really true or not, but I would think that most people don’t want to go through it twice,” Duggan says. “So I was waiting for the last 10 years, trying to get closer to 60 years old.
Thursday, February 12,2015


Nomad Playhouse Events

The upcoming benefit for the purchase and rehabilitation of the Nomad Playhouse includes the following events. Tickets are $20 general admission, $50 VIP or VIP with limited valet parking for $75 unless otherwise noted..
Thursday, February 12,2015

The show goes on

Grant from State Historical Fund ensures high school students keep their theater, and so does Boulder

By Elizabeth Miller
Growing pains first took the Tara Performing Arts High School to the Nomad Playhouse in 2001 — they didn’t fit the smaller venues they’d used in the past and needed a space their first graduating class could use for an all-school production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
Thursday, February 12,2015

news briefs

The legislation, which was modeled after Title IX, the bill protecting women’s rights to equal opportunities in education, would establish federal prohibitions against discriminating against public school students on the basis of, or perception of, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Three years post-Trayvon: What has changed?

By Laura Finley
On Feb. 26, 2012, supposed “Neighborhood Watchman” George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black man, as Martin walked home from visiting a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. The case ignited questions about racial profiling, vigilantism and “stand your ground” laws.
Thursday, February 12,2015

The progressive alternative to Obamacare

By Dave Anderson
The Foundation and its political arm, Co-operate Colorado, aim to create a Colorado-based non-profit cooperative health care plan that would cover everybody in the state from birth until they go on Medicare at age 65. After 65, the plan would provide supplemental coverage.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Deception, the shared value of both parties

By Joel Dyer
There’s a downside to being the editor of a newspaper. It seems like every political organization in the state — including front groups for both major parties — feels compelled to send me its 10 favorite press releases every single day including Sundays and holidays.