V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017
Daily Word in Mothers, Presidents and Poison
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Feb 1 2017 11:13 AM ]
An estimated 150,000 babies were taken from “illegitimate” Australian mothers in the 20th century.
So what can Trump actually do?
Buzzfeed: Always asking the important questions.
Republicans advanced Trump's cabinet nominees while no Democrats were present, a clear violation of finance committee rules which require members of both parties to be present for voting.
What's the future of the tech industry under Trump's reign?
What is the EPA going to do to monitor the long-term effects of the 2015 mine spill that poisoned rivers in the Western US?
A policy dissent cable has gathered over 1,000 signatures by state officials.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas
Methane rule smells surprisingly sweet
By August March
States pick sides, with their economies at stake, in the battle over the proposed Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Courtesy of Innastate
Stand Up and Be Counted
Friday, Oct 21: We Stand With Standing Rock Benefit • InnaState • rock • The Riddims • roots, reggae • Definition Rare • Clara Natonabah • Lyla June Johnson • K. Benally & LetsJusB • LetsJusB
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Oct 20 2016 11:00 AM ]
We stand with Standing Rock.
V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016
The Daily Word in The Presidential Debate, Bionic Yarn and Mars Colonization
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 27 2016 10:53 AM ]
Speaking of debates, here's one way to settle them.
Have a strong opinion about the presidential candidates? Today is National Voter Registration day, so make sure you register and go vote on Nov. 8!
Say hello to recycled polyester, otherwise known as Bionic Yarn, a clothing material made from used plastics. Optimistically speaking, this could make a huge positive impact on the atrocious amount of plastics currently floating in the oceans.
To be happy is to be healthy. And it's contagious.
Nearly 300 tech firms across the country are declaring Nov. 8, election day, a paid company holiday.
Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico about his plan to colonize Mars. Watch the talk live here.
In an analysis of revolutionaries vs reactionaries in modern American history, opinion writer David Brooks states, “It doesn't matter how much living standards rise or the poverty rate falls, it makes you seem smart and woke to be alarmed and hypercritical.” Read the article for more thoughtful insights about our strange yearning for an idealized past, and why “it's stupid and impossible to turn back the clock.”
V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
The Daily Word in Ocean Art, Gene Wilder and Stolen Cows
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 30 2016 10:57 AM ]
Let's all take a moment of silence and watch Young Frankenstein followed by Willy Wonka and maybe Blazing Saddles after that if there's time. RIP, Gene Wilder. You left behind quite a legacy.
Half a million dollars worth of cows was stolen from a farm in New Zealand sometime between the beginning of July and now. Poirot, we need you on the case.
Well, we did it. Humans have officially created a new epoch, distinguished by the horrifying extent that we've managed to alter the natural world with our plastic-y presence and nuclear bombs. Welcome to the Anthropocene.
Remember Brock Turner, the rapist from Stanford University? His six-month jail sentence was cut down to three on grounds of “good behavior” and an unhappy public is already planning protests for his release.
The ocean is a better artist than I am.
Scientists have come up with a new theory about our Australopithecus ancestor, Lucy, claiming that she fell from a tree. Some scientists reject the theory, calling the paper “click bait” for media coverage. Regardless of who's right, it's an interesting read.
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016
The Daily Word in Altruistic Whales, Seinfeld and Old-Fashioned Bookshops
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 9 2016 11:09 AM ]
Hillary Clinton is sued after the parents of two American Benghazi victims claim that her private e-mail servers contributed to their children's deaths.
Do humpback whales practice altruism? The whales repeatedly save other species from from becoming an orca's next meal in the wild. Scientists speculate the reason behind this risky and seemingly heroic behavior.
Good luck keeping up with all the Seinfeld references in this book review. And if you think you caught them all, you should probably get the book.
Researchers in Ontario study peat moss samples and determine that the carbon-rich bogs are threatened by climate change, are more susceptible to starting forest fires and have the potential to raise the global concentration of carbon dioxide.
Don't count on using your phone as entertainment in London bookstores. Many are creating old-fashioned and tranquil atmospheres with no Wi-Fi, where shop-goers can peacefully unplug and browse.
Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday morning after a baby dies shortly after birth. The infant's mother was infected with the virus while in Latin America during her pregnancy, where the fetus also contracted the virus.
This Olympian gets first place in my book. Positivity for the win.
V.25 No.26 | 06/30/2016
Water Under the Bridge
Saturday, Jul 9: Centennial Nights: A River Thirsting for Itself
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Jul 8 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn about the history of water, agriculture, environment and politics surrounding the Rio Grande.
The Daily Word in Street Art, Prosthetic Limbs and Space
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 5 2016 11:05 AM ]
Portuguese graffiti artists have taken their work to a whole new dimension.
A town supervisor in New York is looking towards environmentally friendly ways to combat viruses carried by mosquitoes. More specifically, getting help from our nocturnal, vision-impaired friends. Have you thanked a bat today?
Australia's complicated voting system leaves citizens with no clue who won the election, 48 hours later.
Inspired by a generation of praising computer-like accuracy, scientists reevaluate child-rearing methods in a new book and discuss the importance of communication and encouraging questions.
Police departments in some cities are exploring the possibility of texting for help in situations where making calls might feel too risky.
A 9-year-old girl who was born without a right hand was given a prosthetic arm from students at Sienna College. Complete with a Frozen theme.
V.25 No.22 | 06/02/2016
The Daily Word in Hillary Clinton, Brock Turner and World Oceans Day
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 8 2016 12:10 PM ]
Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination!
Happy World Oceans Day!
These are the two Swedish Stanford students who caught Brock Turner in the middle of attempting to rape an unconscious woman.
A father penned a response to the letter from Brock Turner's father.
Facebook is censoring a meme calling Brock Turner what he is.
A local man set fire to his apartment to escape the noise of his neighbors having sex.
American Apparel is launching #MakeAmericaGayAgain for Pride.
Raul Torrez won the Democratic nomination for Bernalillo County District Attorney.
Republicans feel "fear and loathing" for Trump.
Mishandled sexual assault cases are at epidemic proportions in NY schools.
The Daily Word in Wonder Drugs, Justice and The Science of Cuteness
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 7 2016 10:52 AM ]
Norway takes a bold stance against deforestation, banning it across the nation in hopes of protecting the quickly declining rainforests.
Don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
It's electric! And it can jump.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in real life.
Ever wonder why babies' round faces and Bambi eyes never fail at getting attention? Cuteness is really just an evolutionary advantage, and not just in humans. Your brain's neural networks are playing tricks on you.
Speaking of cute animals... You decide.
V.25 No.17 | 04/28/2016
The Daily Word in Climate, Opioids and Hover Bikes
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Apr 30 2016 2:28 PM ]
Now that you've got a break between semesters, you finally have some time to build yourself a hover bike like this guy.
A favorite food truck is moving indoors.
The rate of opioid overdoses is called a state of emergency by county commissioners.
The handling of police shootings are put in the spotlight for Santa Fe's DA race.
The DOJ released the findings from its investigations of UNM's handling of sexual assualt cases.
V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016
Illo by Brie Macquarrie
The Last Wild River
Gila River diversion project seeks to secure water for New Mexico at any cost
By Maggie Grimason
Diverting the Gila River seems a desperate attempt to stake a claim on the river's waters before Arizona beats us to it.
Illo by Brie Macquarrie
Keep It Wet & Sludgy
By Joshua Lee
Albuquerque’s water supply is not only limited, but also at risk of contamination.
Illo by Tamara Sutton
Species Wars: Return of the Wolf
By Renee Chavez
With friends like the N.M. Game and Fish Department, the ecosystem doesn’t need enemies.
Illo by Brie Macquarrie
Coal Habits Die Hard
Ratepayers should be nuclear over PNM proposal
By Renee Chavez
Rather than following popular accounting schemes and sticking with current technology, PNM should become a leader for the industry as a whole, blazing new trails in solar and wind power.
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