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V.24 No.39 | 9/24/2015

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The Daily Word In killer whales just wanna have fun, balloon fiesta and invisibility cloak isn’t just for Harry Potter

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Teen drivers won’t like the new 2016 Chevy Malibu’s like their parents will.

Balloon Fiesta says hello to new shapes!

Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak isn’t just going to be used at Hogwarts.

Catch a glimpse of awe with the most memorable astronomy pictures of the year!

Watch 30 Orca Whales playfully chase a boat of two fishermen!

Long Island parents welcome home identical triplets!

Teen won’t be returning to school that suspended him for homemade clock.

Volkswagen recalls 500,00 vehicles.

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015

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The Daily Word in George

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Pros & Cons of CGI.

A reflection of our time.

CRY FOR ME!

NASA the hedgehog.

Computerman ( or the Expected Ignorance of Virture )

Hedy Lamarr’s Great Escape.

Master Penman.

The power of Venus.

Secrets of the US dollar.

George.

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The Daily Word: A Painful Yellow

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antiquated genius.

digital witness.

wasting water?

art is hard work.

a diet of still stars.

pantone matching system.

a history of bad men.

let’s colonize outer space.

Freudian Blues.

compact rebirth.

a painful yellow.

V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Zachary Gallegos

Feature Interview

Mars Ain’t the Kind of Place to Raise Your Kids

Part two of our interview with prospective Martian Zachary Gallegos

New Mexico’s own prospective Martian, Zachary Gallegos, talks about his fears, his inspirations and, of course, sex in space.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos
Courtesy of Zachary Gallegos

Interview

Martian Dreams

Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos talks life and death on an angry red planet

Burqueño Zachary Gallegos, in the final 100 contenders for a spot on the Mars One mission, chats about everything from scam allegations to Mars food sources.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

Idiot Box

Knocked Up (In Space)

“Extant” on CBS

Steven Spielberg offers up overly familiar sci-fi with CBS’ Knocked Up In Space series, “Extant.”
V.23 No.29 |

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The Daily Word in offshore oil, US earthquakes and same-sex marriage

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A judge overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage; however, it only applies to Florida Keys.

Police in Pontiac, Mich., have identified “mummified” remains found in a garage.

16 US states have an increased risk of experiencing earthquakes in the coming years.

Obama administration approves offshore oil exploration on the East Coast.

Researchers find a possible connection between vasectomies and prostate cancer.

The massive number of toxicology reports to a state laboratory has caused delays with issuing death certificates.

Joy Junction's photos of the food they serve have ruffled someone's feathers.

Three people were killed yesterday morning in a helicoptor crash in Guadalupe County.

Uh oh, the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association's president got a stern warning from a state law enforcement board.

Walter White went to space!

V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
NASA

Science

Flipping Out Over the Sun’s Big Flip

¡Viva la Science!

Great news, you guys—the sun’s magnetic field flip probably won’t destroy the earth or anything.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Space iron shown in the blue nickel-rich areas on the virtual model, bottom left.
Andy Tindle, Open Univeristy

Science

Ancient Egyptian Space Bead

¡Viva la Science!

Did ancient Egyptians make jewelry out of metal from space? According to a new article in Nature, they did indeed.

Archaeologists believe that iron smelting in ancient Egypt started around the sixth century BCE. But an iron bead found in a cemetery in 1911 at Gerzeh, about 43 miles south of Cairo, dates from approximately 3,300 BCE. Scanning electron microscopy, optical imaging and CT scanning revealed the presence of nickel-rich areas on the tube-shaped bead, indicating celestial provenance. The metal, it seems, came from a meteorite.

According to Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, who co-authored the study that revealed the bead's true nature, the finding offers a clue about the beginnings of the Egyptian religion. “The sky was very important to the ancient Egyptians,” she points out. “Something that falls from the sky is going to be considered as a gift from the gods.”

V.21 No.42 |

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The Daily Word in nearby planets, your sucky job and the Bruce endorsement

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Bruce Springsteen endorses Obama.

Ex-senator George McGovern is "no longer responsive."

Newsweek to end print edition by 2013.

Who is the biggest asshole on the internet?

2C-I (pronounced "2-C-eye") is the new synthetic drug all the cool kids are talking about

Twitter officially censors an account for the first time. It's cool because it was an account for a neo-Nazi group, right?

Does your job make the world a worse place?

Nearby Earth-sized planet discovered.

Judge rules DC Comics will retain the rights to Superman.

Sound like a tough guy by incorporating more prison slang into your vocabulary.

Replace your fancy cutlery with these stone age tools.

Giant Panda, it's finger-ling-linging good!

Stephen Colbert's "Alpha Dog of the Week" is my favorite kind of hypocrite.

Orlando couple in trouble for letting their freak-flag fly on the a restaurant patio.

Happy Birthday Pam Dawber!!!

V.21 No.41 |

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The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird

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Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.

Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.

Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

A diamond planet bigger than Earth.

Anarchist Peter Rabbit.

13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.

Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.

Do you guys care about the veep throwdown? Guardian says it's crucial. And USA Today breaks it down. All the way down. "Joe just needs to be Joe," says the prez.

Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)

America is not mostly Protestant anymore.

How to find truth on the Internet.

In today's so-obvious-maybe-it's-not-news news: NRA backs Heather Wilson.

Some pop stars to be naked on their album covers.

Gov. Martinez wants to evict the Mexican gray wolf pack.

And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.

V.21 No.32 |

news

The Daily Word in Olympic bodies, X-Files, the future

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Behold! The surface of Mars. Looks strangely … familiar.

Someone robs an elderly woman in the South Valley, so two APD officers help her out with gift cards and cash.

Want to buy an APS barrack? (No. But I'll take a gold bar.)

13-year-old shoots a camera-phone video of her bus driver touching girls, saves the day.

How Olympic bodies have changed over time.

The oldest person competing in the Olympics.

Dumbest Olympic dive.

Mulder and Scully might be dating.

Young Sikh Americans speak out.

U.S. starts to clean up Agent Orange in Vietnam. You know. The birth-defect causing chemical our military dumped there more than 30 years ago.

Christina Hendricks is—surprise to the reporter!—way smart.

No one can steal Pussy Riot's inner freedom.

A timeline of the future.

V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
nmphil.org

Music

The transit of Venus today!

A rare crossing of Venus between the Earth and our sun begins in about an hour. The New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra is having a watch party out at Balloon Fiesta Park beginning at 4 p.m.—there will be a performance of Holst’s “The Planets” suite and other spacy compositions. Read Clifford Grindstaff’s article about it here.

nmphil.org

Show Up!

Spaceballs

The New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra performs The Planets while Venus transits

Classical music has nearly been relegated to soundtrack status; it’s often playing while something else is happening. Few of us spend quality headphone time with Bartok. Amazing classical music in movies or TV gets used as a backdrop or part of the staging, thereby chaining it to pop culture. Most people can't hear Liszt's “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” without thinking of Tom and Jerry. Other times a movie is lifted by the music beyond its small budget and toward the heavens, as Star Wars was elevated by John Williams’ soundtrack.

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V.20 No.45 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in Lobo sports, European debt crises, and an ADHD galaxy cluster.

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It was an excellent weekend for UNM sports. The Lobo football team gets 21-14 conference win over UNLV, Steve Alford's men's basketball team opens the season with 92-40 triumph over New Orleans, and the men's soccer team takes the conference championship over Cal State Bakersfield.

Oh, also, Monster Jam was at Tingley this weekend all vintage-style.

Sexual abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky suggest his youth mentoring charity might have been a pipeline for potential victims.

Hawaiian recording artist busts out “Occupy” song during fancy dinner hosted by President Obama.

Continue to rest assured that this guy will never, ever lose your trust.

Cracked.com's take on the 6 Most Horrifying Lies The [Processed] Food Industry is Feeding You.

Parkour.

Bernalillo County officials working on new “realistic” ad campaigns against drunk driving.

Europe risks EU split in wake of major debt crises.

The Oatmeal illustrates what it would be like if his brain were an imaginary friend.

Palindromes (Palin-dromes).

You know those cool high-powered magnetic ball desk-top toy things? Yeah, they're dangerous.

Super freaking cool pencil carvings.

Strange hyperactive galaxy cluster spotted by Hubble about 9 billion light-years away .

Placebo buttons.

Thanks to CM and CP for the help.