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New Sustainability Goals in Denver Includes Plans to Improve Quality of Life

May 23rd, 2017

  With population growth, economic growth, and environmental changes, it is easy to wonder what Denver is doing in specific to improve the quality of life in the region. Luckily for locals, many aspects of life in Denver are being improved by Denver’s Office of Sustainability’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. The city’s relatively new plan to meet goals in sustainability by 2020, created in 2015, includes strategies that will improve the local quality of life through improving aspects of the local environment (Denver Office of Sustainability 2017). The people of Denver will be able to see... Read More

Why Must You Pet the Alien Lifeform?

March 26th, 2017

Right, guys, time for another thought experiment! Imagine you’re a scientist. You’re part of a team on an alien planet or a space station, and you have come into contact with a non-terrestrial-based lifeform; i.e. an alien. You are within close physical proximity of the creature. You have no idea about its biology, capabilities, or motivations. Should you: Pet it Not pet it Obviously, the correct answer is #2. I’m not saying you should take the George W. Bush approach and thoughtlessly annihilate anything you don’t understand, I’m just saying a teaspoonful of caution... Read More