Jessica McDonald http://www.kunc.org en Prairie Dog Homes And Companions http://www.kunc.org/post/prairie-dog-homes-and-companions-0 <p>Sitting in a tower on a windy evening in a remote corner of northwestern Colorado, John Hoogland is doing what he likes best: watching prairie dogs.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:20:20 +0000 Jessica McDonald 32503 at http://www.kunc.org Prairie Dog Homes And Companions Say Goodbye To Germs With Cold Plasma http://www.kunc.org/post/say-goodbye-germs-cold-plasma <p>Imagine a machine that could disinfect your toothbrush or clean a skin laceration in a matter of seconds&mdash;without using any liquid disinfectants or heat. It&rsquo;s not a reality yet, but researchers at the <a href="http://www.ucdenver.edu/pages/ucdwelcomepage.aspx" target="_blank">University of Colorado in Denver</a> are getting close.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Jessica McDonald 31785 at http://www.kunc.org Say Goodbye To Germs With Cold Plasma A Sweet Salve For Shingles? http://www.kunc.org/post/sweet-salve-shingles <p>A preliminary study done in partnership with the <a href="http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/denver/Pages/AnschutzMedicalCampus.aspx" target="_blank">University of Colorado-Denver</a> suggests honey might be effective in treating a viral disease&mdash;shingles.</p><p> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 20:22:30 +0000 Jessica McDonald 31995 at http://www.kunc.org A Sweet Salve For Shingles? New Hardworking Oxidant Punches The Clock 24/7 http://www.kunc.org/post/new-hardworking-oxidant-punches-clock-247 <p>It&rsquo;s long been thought that <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/sulfurdioxide/" target="_blank">sulfur dioxide</a> emissions from things like coal-burning power plants need to react in sunlight&nbsp;to make sulfuric acid in the atmosphere.&nbsp;But a new discovery suggests there might be more to the story.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:22:52 +0000 Jessica McDonald 31914 at http://www.kunc.org New Hardworking Oxidant Punches The Clock 24/7 Climbing With Chaos http://www.kunc.org/post/climbing-chaos <p>Rock climbing is not on the list of sports at this summer&rsquo;s Olympic Games in London. But for many Coloradans, rock climbing is a natural test of one&rsquo;s athleticism&mdash;and wits. For one recent computer science graduate, rock climbing not only got him through school, but it became a topic of academic study.</p><p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 15:16:00 +0000 Jessica McDonald 31510 at http://www.kunc.org Climbing With Chaos