V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
Friday, Mar 18: Adult Night at Explora: Everyone Knows It's Windy
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Wed Mar 16 2016 1:59 PM ]
Activities include hands-on experiments with surprising materials related to the evening's theme: wind.Â Plus, all exhibit activities are open for exploration.
V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
Saturday, Mar 12: Star Party with The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Mar 10 2016 2:00 PM ]
Activities relating to stars and a viewing of the stars with telescopes provided by TAAS.
V.25 No.3 | 01/21/2016
The Daily Word in the Oregon standoff, black holes, and Hugh Jackman
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Jan 27 2016 11:20 AM ]
Black holes are invisible, but scientists hope to be able to find and view a shadow of one.
The tiny pocket in your jeans and why it's not totally useless.
Rumors of Hugh Jackman filming Wolverine in New Mexico.
Developments in the anti-government standoff in Oregon, but it doesn't seem to be over.
V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 23 2016 1:00 PM ]
Hide your heart behind your swoopy bangs.
V.24 No.49 | 12/3/2015
The Daily Word in Urinating Walls, Black Friday and The White House
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Nov 27 2015 11:34 AM ]
Are you a health freak? Well there’s a new type of tattoo just for you.
V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015
The Daily Word: Real Monsters
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 12 2015 11:23 AM ]
One brush equation at a time...
Where the colors live.
I get nervous when you watch.
To measure a star.
V.24 No.33 | 8/13/2015
The Daily Word in space lettuce, Sex Ed. and Vegemite moonshine
By Constance Moss [ Mon Aug 10 2015 2:40 PM ]
Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .
The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.
In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.
A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.
Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.
The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.
Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!
V.24 No.32 | 8/6/2015
The Daily Word in Star Wars, exploding churches and crapping on the green
By Desiree Garcia & Constance Moss [ Mon Aug 3 2015 1:00 PM ]
Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.
Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!
Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.
Brighten your day with these Werner Herzog inspirational posters!
For over a decade, a mystery man has been crapping in the holes of a Norway golf club.
Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!
V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015
The Daily Word: GIANT FIGHTING F**KING ROBOTS ARE REAL!
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jul 8 2015 2:37 PM ]
I put a spell on you.
back stories make all the difference.
right brain logic.
where the magic happens.
what do you mean all of my arguments are badly framed hypocrisies?
wake up and smell the ashes.
the rite of pluto.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
Yeah Science, Bitch!
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” on FOX
By Devin D. O’Leary
Cosmos seems to be less about educating the masses and more about celebrating science as a whole. That’s not a bad thing.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in epic mustaches, tasteless paternity tests and heroic bookkeepers
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 21 2013 9:30 AM ]
A school shooting was thwarted by empathy and compassion.
An Albuquerque man is a sensation on Breaking Bad. Because of his epic mustache.
It's super lame that "blue moons" are in no way blue.
Has a young girl just been rescued from a psychotic creep who killed her family? What a great time to demand a paternity test!
What do you have to do to get banned from every farm in the UK? Fuck a goat? Oh.
NASA is selling off the huge crawlers it used to transport space shuttles to the Cape Canaveral launch platform. They'll probably go to a company in the private space industry, but if you act quickly you might be able to snag one. Shoot them an offer at public-
And finally, SEO + Google = crappy information.
V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
Gone With the Plasmaspheric Wind
¡Viva la Science!
By Lisa Barrow [ Tue Jul 2 2013 12:19 PM ]
Researchers using data from the European Space Agency's Cluster spacecraft have found evidence that a “plasmaspheric wind” is releasing a kilogram (over two pounds) of plasma from the plasmasphere into the magnetosphere every second.
I swear you’re not reading an X-Men comic. Supervillains do not appear to be involved. Yet.
The plasmasphere is a region of dense, cold plasma that surrounds the Earth. Filled with charged particles, it’s shaped like a donut and forms the inner part of the magnetosphere, the area around our planet controlled by the magnetic field.
The existence of plasmaspheric wind was theorized over two decades ago, but it’s difficult to detect. It requires fancy instrumentation and detailed measurements of moving particles in the plasmasphere. Now, the four Cluster spacecraft have provided ion measurements from the plasmasphere that support the plasmaspheric wind theory.
We need to understand what’s going on in the plasmasphere because of its effect on things like satellites, GPS and traveling astronauts. Presumably, we also need to keep one step ahead of Magneto.
V.21 No.38 |
The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.
Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.
At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.
The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.
OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?
Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain
Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.
Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.
How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?
iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.
It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.
A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.
Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.
Work backward out of a creative rut.
What's next in body mods?
V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
The Daily Word in Bill Clinton, Genesis and Zozobra
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 6 2012 10:06 AM ]
I-25 / Paseo overhaul will be on the ballot in November.
Are you going to Zozobra tonight?
Doug Vaughan sentenced to 12 years for Ponzi scheme.
UNM considers making Lobo Village booze-free.
Ex-President Clinton at the DNC, a recap.
Wheelchair rugby players are rock stars.
Does email cause stress?
Freddie Mercury’s private cultural identity.
Prog awards honor Genesis.
Hungarian artist makes a subway stop magical.
Voyager’s getting close to the edge of the solar system.
NASA’s Sunita Williams fixes the International Space Station with a toothbrush.
Jennifer Aniston’s going to be in a movie shooting in New Mexico soon.
V.21 No.36 | 9/6/2012
The Daily Word in Martinez at the RNC, onion nuggets and megalopolises
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 30 2012 9:49 AM ]
Hurricane Isaac is grows weaker and heads inland, leaving a soggy mess in its wake.
Someone was keeping a military-grade rocket launcher in a Los Lunas storage unit.
The full text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ speech at the convention last night.
Theft is a big problem at UNM.
100-year-old driver injures kids in L.A.
Do vegetarians and vegans think they’re better than you?
McDonald’s archivist—yes, that’s a real job—says before chicken nuggets, there were onion nuggets.
23 musicians share their paintings. (Results are marginally better than when famous actors record albums.)
Speaking of, here’s cell-phone video of Johnny Depp playing guitar at the Lone Ranger wrap party.
Awkward political candidates: How do they happen?
China’s megalopolises are not fun to inhabit.
Space telescope spots millions of supermassive black holes.
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