The world-class Denver Zoo now has a world-class, state-of-the-art animal hospital to treat the animals that live within its walls. And the visiting public now has a front row seat to watch as veterinarians conduct examinations, treatments, and surgeries.
I have a clone. He’s an identical twin brother, really. But as monozygotic twins derived from one fertilized egg, we share the exact same genome. Since birth, we have been engaged in an inadvertent experiment to test whether nature (genetics) or nurture (culture) is more important in an individual’s development.
“How many planets are there with people like us looking up and wondering whether there are other planets with people like them?” asks Chuck Stout, curator for the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, has arrived at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a two-month visit. Designed to appeal to dinosaur lovers of all ages, the exhibition features large-screen animations of SUE’s swampy habitat, a re-creation of the archaeological dig where SUE was found, touchable bronze casts of SUE’s bones, and more than 20 fossils of dinosaurs discovered in Colorado.
In the midst of the biggest spike of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines arrived in Colorado bringing with them much hope and optimism that life will return to normal. Health officials have begun an education and outreach campaign to address any hesitancy people have about getting the vaccine and remind Coloradans that masks and social distancing will have to continue into the summer.
The original Space Odyssey, opened in 2003, has been expanded and updated to include the new tools used by science and aerospace professionals.
How might we slowly and safely get to our new normal as a nation? “Front Porch” asked this question of Rep. Jason Crow.
The everyday life of DPS families changed overnight with the announcement of a 3-week school closing. Understanding the importance and medical necessity of the decision may help parents cope.
“The average person would be surprised to learn the depth and the breadth of the use of drone technology. Most people think a drone is just a toy you get for Christmas, but actually it’s used by the military, animal conservation, real estate, the movie industry, you name it.”
With the completion of the Denver Zoo’s new Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital later this year, the veterinary team will be able to provide state of the art care to the more than 3,000 animals that call the zoo home.