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  1. Battle of solar pits rooftop against utility-scale systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Denver Post

    An emerging battle in the renewable-energy wars is between "big solar" and "little solar," between utility-scale arrays and panels on a family's rooftop. While both sides pay deference to the other, many utilities increasingly have promoted large solar installations as more cost-effective and efficient than small residential units. 2 comments

  2. Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Denver Post

    The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner. Combining unprecedented computing capacity with the world's most powerful telescopes, Hawking and the Russian-born Milner seek to intensify the so far fruitless search for life beyond the planet Earth.


  3. Report: Incomes rise for bottom 99 percent but inequality worsensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Denver Post

    Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. "For the bottom 99 percent of income earners, this marks the first year of real recovery from the income losses sparked by the Great Recession," said Saez, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley, in a summary of his findings.


  4. Thousands hurt in recent years from balcony collapsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Denver Post

    More than 6,000 people have been injured from collapsing balconies and porches in the U.S. since 2003 according to estimates, though it's rare that such accidents lead to death - with just 29 killed including the six college students who died this this week in Berkeley. "It's all about creating a safe structure that has endurance, that has a reasonable life expectancy," said David Helfant, who identified potential flaws in design and construction after an unofficial inspection of the Berkeley balcony that collapsed.


  5. Mass held for victims of Berkeley balcony tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Denver Post

    Hundreds attended a Mass for victims of a deadly Berkeley balcony collapse, with the Catholic priest calling on people to offer support for the families of the six young people killed and seven injured. Father Aidan McAleenan said Wednesday evening at Oakland's Cathedral that family members right now are focused on their loved ones rather than on the cause of the tragedy.


  6. Q&A on history of Berkeley building where balcony collapsedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | Denver Post

    The site of a fatal balcony collapse is one of Berkeley's biggest downtown developments in recent years. Here are some answers about the apartment complex where six people were killed and seven more injured: The complex is called Library Gardens and it opened in January 2007.


  7. 6 killed in California balcony collapse during a partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Denver Post

    A group of Irish and Irish-American young men and women were enjoying their last blast summer in California before cracking down with college and careers, a rite of passage tens of thousands from the Emerald Isle have taken over the past five decades. At a 21st birthday party early Tuesday morning, a fifth floor balcony broke loose from a stucco apartment house, tossing 13 people about 50 feet onto the pavement and stealing those adventures.


  8. Home once owned by musician Steve Miller added to registerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Denver Post

    A modern-style Oregon house once owned by Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The William J. and Sarah Wagner Lippincott House was designed by architect Winifred Scott Wellington, a faculty member at University of California, Berkeley.


  9. California's drought spurring water recycling at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Denver Post

    The Berkeley couple - she runs a pre-school, he's an architect - are early adopters of a home plumbing do-over that's becoming more popular during California's record four-year dry stretch. California, like many states, long required all water used in homes to be piped out with the sewage, fearing health risks if water recycling is done clumsily.


  10. Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Denver Post

    This handout photo provided by Daniel A. Fletcher shows a Cellscope being used in an outdoor setting. Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasitesby smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world.


  11. Berkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Denver Post

    Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Twain wrote some of the letters and stories at the newspaper's offices when it was called the San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle.


  12. Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quicklyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | Denver Post

    Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among the ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects. The unusual steps were discussed at a forum last week by government safety regulators who are frustrated over what they say is an unacceptably low rate of recall repairs.


  13. Wichita State still winless in NCAAs after 78-66 loss to CalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Denver Post

    More than the sting of another NCAA Tournament loss, Jody Adams hurt for her players, the seniors who believed they could turn around Wichita State's program and stuck by her through the tough moments. The Shockers are still winless on women's basketball's biggest stage, yet Adams knows they're closing the gap.


  14. CU-Boulder's MAVEN mission finds early surprises in Martian atmosphereRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Denver Post

    Artist s conception of MAVEN s Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph observing the aurora discovered at Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earth s "Northern Lights" but has a different origin.


  15. Going full circle for math and pastries on a special Pi DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Denver Post

    Saturday is the day when love of math and a hankering for pastry come full circle. Saturday is Pi Day, a once-in-a-year calendar date that this time squares the fun with a once-in-a-century twist.


  16. Employers appeal to longshoremen in West Coast port fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Denver Post

    Cargo trucks wait in line to enter the Port of Long Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. Seaports in the U.S. West Coast that were all but shut over the weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening as the nation's top labor official tries to solve a stalemate between dockworkers and their employers that already has disrupted billions of dollars in U.S. international trade.


  17. Smith: Blogging is growing up and getting better all the timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Denver Post

    With the retirement of blogging pioneer Andrew Sullivan from the field, many people are questioning whether blogging as we know it is finished. Vox founder Ezra Klein, himself a blogging legend, says there are still plenty of interesting bloggers out there, and he kindly includes me on his list: "There's Daring Fireball, Slate Star Codex, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Freddie DeBoer, Noahpinion, Marginal Revolution, Elizabeth Stoker Breunig, Paul Krugman, Digby's Hullabaloo, Jared Bernstein, Brad DeLong, The Incidental Economist, and Kevin Drum, to name a few.


  18. Amy Van Dyken returns to broadcast booth after ATV accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Denver Post

    Amy Van Dyken pushed herself across one of Berkeley's busy streets in her wheelchair and up a ramp into her special broadcast booth overlooking the pool deck, beaming the whole way. The six-time Olympic gold medal swimmer returned to work with the Pac-12 Networks on Friday, nearly eight months after an all-terrain vehicle accident left her paralyzed from the waist down.


  19. Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Denver Post

    Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead to the laser, the invention he's known for and which transformed everyday life and led to other scientific discoveries.


  20. Female-friendly accelerator thinks big, launches 12-week programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Denver Post

    Digital marketing executive Sue Heilbronner, left, and local entrepreneur and angel investor Elizabeth Kraus are announcing their venture's first class of eight companies with female leadership. The federal prosecutor-turned-digital marketing executive has been managing or starting companies since 1999.


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