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Rolling Through Risks: A Look At Injury In Junior Roller Derby

Much like its adult counterpart, a game of junior roller derby includes two teams of five roller skating on an oval track as they block their opponent’s point-scorers, called jammers, from lapping them while advancing their own within two-minute bouts. But it’s not all fun and games. There’s always a chance for accidents that could lead to injury, even with mandatory safety equipment. Continue Reading Rolling Through Risks: A Look At Injury In Junior Roller Derby

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Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on land surrounding the famous Rocky Flats Nuclear Reservation that produced nuclear weapons during the Cold War. CREDIT: DAN BOYCE/NPR

Once Making Nuclear Weapons, Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Now Hosts Migratory Birds

The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on more than 5,000 acres of trees, wetlands and pristine rolling prairie about 16 miles northwest of Denver. It hosts 239 migratory and resident species, from falcons and elk to the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. It also used to be the site of a federal nuclear weapons facility — and it’s reopening to the public this weekend. Continue Reading Once Making Nuclear Weapons, Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge Now Hosts Migratory Birds

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