Boulder

1:05am

Wed January 16, 2013
Losing Our Religion

After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 11:34 am

Carol Fiore's husband, Eric, died after the plane he was test-piloting crashed in Wichita, Kan., 12 years ago. An atheist, Carol felt no comfort when religious people told her Eric was in a better place.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty NPR

The Mile High Gliding facility at the Boulder Airport in Colorado is one of Carol Fiore's favorite haunts. And it's a perfect day for flying: clear, breezy and with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains.

Fiore used to fly gliders regularly, but a few years ago she stopped. Flying them had become painful.

"I felt, in a way, that I was searching for something that wasn't there," Fiore says. "I was looking for that laughter and that incredible time that I had flying with Eric, and he wasn't in the plane with me. I was by myself."

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1:21pm

Sat January 12, 2013
Business

Boulder Named "Unhappiest" Place To Work

View of Flatirons from the 29th Street Mall in Boulder
OneTwo1 Wikimedia Commons

Boulder is known for innovative companies, cool startups and an outdoor loving atmosphere, but that doesn't seem to keep people who work there happy.

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4:06am

Sat January 5, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

A Very, Very, Very Delicate Balance

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 10:50 am

Stone balance art by Gravity Glue.
Courtesy of Gravity Glue

These rocks, says the artist, are not glued, not Velcroed. This is not a trick. Go ahead and click through our glossary of photographs. There are big rocks pirouetting on little ones, little ones dangling on top of big ones, pebbles tightly clumped and suspended in air ...

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5:29am

Thu December 20, 2012
Business

To The Moon! Boulder Company Hopes to Blast Off Within Decade

Dave Young Creative Commons/Flickr

A Boulder-based aerospace startup received global news coverage last week with plans to launch tourism expeditions to the moon. It may sound like pure sci-fi, but the Golden Spike Company says lunar missions could begin as soon as 2020.

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12:12pm

Thu December 6, 2012
Business

Wanna Go To The Moon? Colorado Company Will Take You There

A screenshot from The Golden Spike Company announcement.
The Golden Spike Company.

The Golden Spike Company based in Boulder say they want to put you on the moon by 2020, for $1.5 billion.

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