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


The Daily Word: Real Monsters

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 12 2015 11:23 AM ]
The Daily Word

Chapo’s final walk.

Monkey business.

Serial, killed.

One brush equation at a time...

Hang 10 to life?

Real monsters.

Where the colors live.

I get nervous when you watch.

To measure a star.

Clinton vs. Bush: A Fight to the Bleh.

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 ]
The Daily Word

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.

Lettuce is being grown in space.

The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.

Butterflies in England are facing extinction.

John Oliver gives us a Sex Ed. lesson.

Was Shakespeare a stoner?

The Perseid meteor shower is not to be missed!

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 ]
The Daily Word

Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.

Three new super-Earths discovered.

Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!

Churches are exploding in Las Cruces.

Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.

Washington D.C. is sinking into the ocean.

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.

Mark Hamill will do more than just sign your Star Wars card.

Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!

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



By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jul 8 2015 2:37 PM ]
The Daily Word


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.

universal symmetry.

V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014

Idiot Box

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 ]
The Daily Word

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

And finally, SEO + Google = crappy information.

V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
Inside the space donut we call home
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.


Source: “Cluster spacecraft detects elusive space wind”

V.21 No.38 |


The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

Register to vote.

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 ]
The Daily Word

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.

Sun burp.

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 ]
The Daily Word

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.

How to listen.

Subscribe to this service and get boxes full of things.

V.21 No.28 |


The Daily Word in dead turtles and a missing Congressman

By Tom Nayder [ Thu Jul 12 2012 10:36 AM ]
The Daily Word

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh releases his report on the investigation into the coverup at Penn State.

House Republicans vote for the 30th time to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

The Las Cruces doctor who wrote more prescriptions than the entire UNM medical school has had his license suspended.

The Bosque will reopen on Friday.

Workers in Trinadad are totally sorry about crushing thousands of endangered leatherback turtle eggs.

Mississippians will still be able to get abortions, for now.

Pantone chart of all human skin colors.

Scientists finally discover a new moon orbiting Pluto.

Netflix is your new babysitter.

Who drinks the most soda? USA! USA! USA!

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has been missing since June.

Five classic movies you'll never get to see because they were never made.

If you want to eat french fries at Olympic Park in London head to McDonald's.

Happy Birthday Curly Joe DeRita!!!

V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012

Alibi Picks

Seeing Stars

By Adam Fox [ Wed Jul 11 2012 8:00 AM ]

An active year in the astronomy world has yielded plenty of eye-popping images and conversation pieces, so the folks at New Mexicans for Science and Reason are having an "Astronomy Show 'n' Tell." At 7 p.m. today at the Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW), hear from speakers Dave Thomas, John Geohegan and Rocky Stone as they share pictures, insight and little-known facts about the 2012 annular eclipse and the Transit of Venus. Even you can have the floor with a story or photograph pertaining to recent cosmic happenings. All NMSR meetings are free and open to the public. For more, visit or call 268-3772.

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V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012


Sign Language

A skeptic’s cosmic quest for a reason to believe in astrology

By Damon Orion
Astrology itself has never made a lick of sense to me. I’ve looked at this thing a million different ways, and I still can’t get my head around the notion that the planets are doing some kind of cosmic dance that eerily mirrors the fact that I just stepped in cat poop. As for the idea that the human personality is linked to the positions of the planets at the moment of a person’s birth ... well, I think I’d have an easier time swallowing a thumbtack milkshake.
V.21 No.13 |


The Daily Word in Earl Scruggs, Starbucks bugs and a billion stars

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 29 2012 10:28 AM ]
The Daily Word

Trayvon Martin's parents say video of George Zimmerman the night of the shooting show Zimmerman wasn't seriously injured.

Congressman tries to wear a hoodie on the House floor, gets escorted out.

CEO's saw pay raises last year.

KOB busts Housing Authority director getting her nails done on Fridays while driving the agency's car. She got a raise, too.

Jerome Block Jr. is on probation and out of jail.

Starbucks uses crushed bugs in Strawberries and Creme Frappuccinos.

R.I.P banjo hero Earl Scruggs. Steve Martin wrote an article about him earlier this year.

Video of horses so weak they can't stand in Los Lunas auction house. Commenters say people bring them in that way because they can't take care of them.

If the Supreme Court throws out health reform, will Obama be re-elected?

A picture of a billion stars.

The pope and the Castros did not find common ground.

Downton Arby's.

V.20 No.50 |


The Daily Word in Dear Leaders, political assassinations and President Palin

By Tom Nayder [ Tue Dec 20 2011 11:47 AM ]
The Daily Word

China recognizes Kim Jong Un as North Korea's new leader.

Sunni chief denies ordering the deaths of his political enemies.

Sarah Palin thinks it's not too late.

A new casino may be coming to the fairgrounds.

"This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back.;)"

Three local restaurants receive red stickers.

R.I.P. Captain America co-creator Joe Simon.

First Earth-sized planet discovered.

Should you get a QR-code tattoo?

Don't move!

Keep it cool guys, Jon Bon Jovi is not dead.

Simpsons + Breaking Bad

This youtube video about the Norwegian butter shortage will change your freaking life.

Keep those brain-eating amoebas out of your neti pot.

Happy Birthday John Hillerman!!!

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