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Thursday, April 3,2014

Deported to death

If returned to El Salvador, Jaime Leon Rivas fears he’s next ‘to get killed’

By Michael de Yoanna
I know that they will kill me if I am returned to Guatemala. They will kill me because I left their gang. They will kill me because I fled and did not pay them the money that they demanded
Thursday, April 3,2014

RNA definitions

By Caitlin Rockett
RNA (ribonucleic acid) – large biological molecules that perform vital roles in the coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Can RNAi technology save the honeybee?

By Caitlin Rockett
In 2006, professional beekeepers in the U.S. began to report mass die-offs of their honeybee colonies, between 30 and 90 percent. Since then, “Colony collapse disorder” hasn’t slowed down.
Thursday, April 3,2014

RNA interference technology as a pesticide

By Caitlin Rockett
In January, Monsanto released their annual Research and Development Pipeline Review, detailing future products, their estimated rollout dates and projected impact for the agriculture industry. One such product is called SmartStax PRO, aimed at killing the Western corn rootworm.
Thursday, April 3,2014

The science behind the hype

By Caitlin Rockett
To understand RNA, you have to understand DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, those double-sided spring-like chains of genetic information that determine the color of a human’s hair or the hue of a flower’s petals. If DNA acts as a blueprint for living things, then RNA is the construction crew.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Muzzled by Monsanto

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

By Caitlin Rockett
What happened when a scientist discovered that the medical world needs genetically modified RNA to be assimilated by our bodies and the agricultural world needs the opposite to occur.
Thursday, March 27,2014

No, it’s not the game. It’s the players.

‘Tricked’ documentary challenges stereotypes on domestic sex trafficking

By Elizabeth Miller
It could have been her. That’s what University of Colorado alumnus Elizabeth Woller says she took away from the experience of running the cameras for Tricked, a film about domestic sex trafficking. “This is an American issue. It’s not a Third World issue, it’s an American issue. The film focuses a lot on Colorado because it is a major issue in Colorado, but it’s in every state,” Woller says. “It’s your neighbors. It’s your neighborhood. It’s your city.”
Thursday, March 27,2014

From deliverance to damnation

After Fox News appearance, flood survivor Roy Ortiz faces a deluge of negativity

By Michael de Yoanna
When his silver Pontiac plunged into a river during last September’s floods, Roy Ortiz could not have known the quiet life he had built for his family in Broomfield would soon disappear.
Thursday, March 27,2014

The new moral crusade

Boulder declares war on local bars

By Josh Gross
For months now, Boulder, a town internationally renowned for its craft beer and with a high college population, has been quietly suffering a bureaucratic war on alcohol, and local bar owners are increasingly aware of their status as cannon fodder.
Thursday, March 20,2014

Mystery agenda perplexes critics of U.S. 36 construction finance deal

By Michael de Yoanna
The new private consortium that has been granted the right to finance construction and charge a toll on U.S. 36 could be operating illegally.
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