Fri October 12, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Where You Live May Determine What Lives Inside Your Mouth

Scientists examined bacteria in the mouths of twins, and found that it's not as similar as they thought it would be.
Sharon Dominick iStockphoto

Lately, we've been learning more and more about the teeming masses of bacteria inside our bodies - essentially trillions of tiny organisms that make us sick and keep us healthy.

Now two scientists at the University of Colorado have dared to ask what kinds of bacteria lives inside our mouths. And they're finding some pretty surprising things in there.

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Tue October 9, 2012

Nobel In Physics: Your Tax Dollars At Work

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 8:45 am

In this combination of photos, American physicist David Wineland (left) speaks at a news conference in Boulder, Colo., and French physicist Serge Haroche speaks to the media in Paris after they were named winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics.
Ed Andrieski, Michel Euler AP

You wouldn't be surprised to learn that a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Commerce is working on more precise methods to measure stuff.

However, you might not expect it to be at the cutting edge of the mind-bending world of quantum physics. But on Tuesday, David Wineland became the fourth employee at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, a federal lab, to win a Nobel since 1997. Wineland learned he will share the Nobel Prize in physics with Frenchman Serge Haroche for work that's both esoteric and practical.

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Tue October 9, 2012

VIDEO: "Pinch Me To Make Sure This Is Really Happening," Says Boulder Nobel Winner

NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum apparatus containing an "ion trap."
Geoffrey Wheeler NIST


Tue October 9, 2012

Boulder's David Wineland Shares 2012 Nobel Prize In Physics With Serge Haroche

Physicist David J. Wineland of NIST Boulder Laboratories in Colorado

Two scientists ā€“ one French, one American - have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Serge Haroche and David Wineland will share the $1.2 million award for their work in quantum physics.

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Tue October 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Cove Co-Producer Olivia Ahnemann Talks Film, Plugs LUNAFEST

  • Grace Hood interviews Olivia Ahnemann

LUNAFESTā€”a traveling festival with films by, for and about womenā€”is coming to Boulder this Thursday. Emceeing a discussion following the event is documentary filmmaker Olivia Ahnemann.

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