Fragrant Whiskey Infusion

The plan was to go to a bar here in Denver that, from its name at least, promised to have a good selection of whiskies. And indeed, the Whiskey Bar on Larimer Street had a big selection of whiskies and a strong theme of whiskey throughout. It was also just a little bit loud for…

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One Everything With Snow

I have a friend in New York City who sometimes calls me while she’s on her way to work. And every so often, I’ll be a long-distance eavesdropper to an order of her favorite breakfast bagel: A toasted Everything with cream cheese. I know it’s just a bagel order, but having an Everything for breakfast…

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Upward Spiral

A new study published  in Nature by Harvard University researchers corrects a few measurements when it comes to changes in the sea level over the past century. On the one hand, researchers wanted to gain a more accurate picture of how quickly sea levels are actually rising in an era of global warming. On the…

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Toothfish Piracy

*Update below (July 29). There are a couple of cinema-worthy chase scenes going on right now, all located in the Southern Ocean. The New Zealand navy is currently chasing two ships sailing under the flag of Equatorial Guinea for illegal fishing, and a Sea Shepherd vessel has been chasing a Nigerian trawler, the Thunder, since…

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A Little Perspective

It’s been a rough start to 2015, so I thought I’d step back and look at a bigger picture. NASA released an image of a section of one of our nearest neighbors, galactically-speaking: the Andromeda galaxy, also known as M31. The image itself contains 1.5 billion pixels and represents the largest image ever released by…

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Subterranean Lines

The bulk of the fracking boom currently underway in the United States is not only in one of the least populated and remote states, North Dakota (population 724,000 – and it’s only that large because of the fracking boom and all the new workers there), but it also takes place mostly underground. Sure, there are…

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