The Daily Word in Shrinking Ice Caps, Jim Carrey and Eating Off The Floor
Arctic sea ice is melting, and is currently at the second-lowest on record.
The number of smokers in England is at a record low, with just around 17% of adults lighting up.
Obama gives his very last address to the United Nations.
Hate to break it to you, but the 5-second-rule is a myth.
Mark Burton wrongfully files lawsuit against Jim Carrey claiming the actor supplied his girlfriend with prescription drugs that she used to commit suicide.
Gas prices spike as a result of a 330,000-gallon pipeline spill in Alabama.
Since trending news is generally depressing and the Internet probably won't put a halt to the constant headlines any time soon, here is a virtual bioluminescent forest for at least some temporary relaxation.
British Author Visits Page One
James Terry will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 9, to talk about and sign his book of Deming-based tales, Kingdom of the Sun: Stories.
The book is described as such: Set in southwestern New Mexico, the stories in James Terry's debut explore the joys, insecurities and failures of memorable characters as they attempt to connect with—or disconnect from—others around them. The elderly landlady of the Darling Courts apartments hires a reclusive handyman who suffers from a fear of water, and the pair forms an unlikely bond. A worker's unscrupulous plan to build a road in the middle of the desert is threatened by a lonely pregnant woman living in a trailer parked directly in his path. Overcome by nostalgia, a married trucker making the California run from Waco to Los Angeles takes a truck-stop waitress to the Deming drive-in theater with disappointing results. Together, these surprising stories uncover how our environment manifests itself in our everyday lives.
Terry's fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Prize, and his stories have appeared in the Iowa Review, the Georgia Review, Fiction and elsewhere. Raised in Deming, N.M., Terry now resides in Liverpool, England.
The Daily Word in Ants, Death Suits and Chins
Watch this video about how ant colonies work. Here's a hint: They're just like us, maaan.
Winter's almost over. Thank god. Here's a cool guide to planting bulbs for the next three seasons. Get some friggin' color up in here.
We're the only animal that has a chin. Which makes me scratch mine. Which makes me wonder if that's why it's there. It makes me dizzy.
Better clean up your act! A dirty house can get you a one-way ticket to the slammer like these two ABQ dirtbags.
Help the internet write a novel one character at a time. It can't be worse than Fight Club.
More than half of British adults went to church in the last year, proving once again that there's nothing to do in England.
Spain is offering citizenship to descendants of Jewish families who fled the country in the 15th century. We knew they'd come crawling back.
Hey, litterbugs! Quit leaving your dead bodies around and use this mushroom burial suit next time. It turns corpses into compost in no time, and it comes in a slim-fitting onesie.
The Daily Word in infectious semen, rogue fecal matter, a chihuahua treehouse and the King of Surf Guitar
The Ebola virus can be found in semen 6 months after treatment. The CDC has given us yet another reason to avoid having unprotected sex.
Sean Penn's Malibu estate is on the market.
Grace Lee Whitney, an actress from the original Star Trek series, has died at the age of 85.
China broke the Guinness World Record for the most facials given at one time.
This 10-year-old in Paraguay is being denied an abortion after allegedly being raped by her stepfather.
Freedom of assembly is being revoked in many democratic countries around the globe.
Former Poison singer Bret Michaels has embarked on his country music career.
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The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart
Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.
The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.
Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.
Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.
A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.
California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.
Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”
Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.
The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.
According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.