The Daily Word in clueless celebrities, incarcerated muppets and the fate of Jimmy Hoffa
According to the EPA, tailings from abandoned uranium mines have left nearby residents in Grants and Milan exposed to harmful levels of airborne radiation.
In related news, Mt. Taylor may soon be home to the world's largest uranium mine, bringing much needed revenue to the state. And also probably cancer.
Just because they show up armed with semiautomatic weapons, a "fleet" of cop cars and an Army helicopter doesn't mean you have to let them in.
Harsh three-strikes laws now extended to muppets.
Serena Williams offers her opinion on the Steubenville rape survivor and also reminds everyone that you can be both good at tennis and a clueless moron who probably shouldn't offer her opinion on the Steubenville rape survivor.
This just in: Jimmy Hoffa is still missing.
How You Know It’s Summer in the Duke City
1. Construction starts on every single major street simultaneously
2. Your neighbors begin their xeriscaping projects
3. Droves of hipsters hit the Paseo del Bosque Trail
4. The Downtown Growers Market opens at 7 a.m.—or so you hear
5. You wonder when “monsoon season” is actually going to show up
The Kinda Good News About Coral Peril
¡Viva la Science!
Marine scientist and paper co-author Adina Paytan points out that it could’ve been worse. “The good news is that they don't just die,” she says, in what one can only imagine to be a hollowly perky tone of voice. “They are able to grow and calcify, but they are not producing robust structures.”
Fortunately, what she’s not saying is that the whole wide world of coral has gone rickety. Scientists, being scientists, work hard to gather data that lets them make predictions about what will happen. In this case, the study focused on coral located near underwater springs off of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the ocean water becomes naturally more acidic.
Because, though they can simulate conditions in a laboratory, scientists can’t be deliberately acidifying coral environments in the wild, now can they? By looking at a place where coral is already surviving in conditions of higher acidity, the paper’s authors found a site “where nature is already doing the experiments for us,” explains Don Rice, program director in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences.
For Paytan, the results mix not-terrible news with a concise course of action. "We need to protect corals from other stressors, such as pollution and overfishing. If we can control those, the impact of ocean acidification might not be as bad."
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #299: How to conjure spirits with a hammer.
I continuously smash flat rocks with my rubbery sledge hammer, forcing an old sailor to tell me about the spirits I am conjuring by doing so.
The Daily Word in a "Lone Ranger" press junket, world cup protests in Brazil and bringing squirrels across a body of water
Is Farmington really the 59th most dangerous U.S. city?
Old Santa Fe store Packard's is closing.
The G-8 look "like men who forgot their ties because they overslept."
Angelina Jolie's stunt double brings the first American lawsuit against News Corporation, accusing them of hacking her phone.
Fox News is being sued by the mother of three kids who unwittingly watched their father eat the pipe on You Tube.
When hijacking a plane and flying to Cuba was commonplace.
Here is some handy info regarding light sabers and airline luggage restrictions.
On this day in 1873 Susan B. Anthony was fined $100.00 for voting the previous year. She didn't pay.
‹‹ V.19 No.6 | February 11 - 17, 2010
The Valentine's Day card creators in this year's contest must be colossal geniuses because the majority of the entries stymied us, perplexed us and plain freaked us out.
Web Extra! Valentines We Couldn’t Fit in the PaperOne life ends and another begins on the night shift in the Labor and Delivery department.
More homemade valentine deliciousness.