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V.25 No.29 | 7/21/2016
Dave Lepre

This Modern World

Collecting Light

Dim things made bright

By Monica Schmitt
The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is more than classrooms full of bright scientists, and Magdalena Ridge—also referred to as South Baldy—is home to more than ideal camping spots and hiking trails.
V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016

News

The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 12:21 PM ]
The Daily Word

This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.

An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.

Black holes and gravitational waves, dude.

The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.

Today in history.

This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.

He even got this scammer to write in code!

And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.

On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.

About one in seven people in America is living in poverty.

V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
compfight.com

Event Horizon

Adults Only

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. Plus, all exhibit activities are open for exploration.
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V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
morguefile.com

Event Horizon

Star Search

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.
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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 ]
The Daily Word

Black holes are invisible, but scientists hope to be able to find and view a shadow of one.

A fight between two boys turns into a fight between their mothers.

The tiny pocket in your jeans and why it's not totally useless.

Men treating all people the way they treat women online.

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
Xandert/ Morguefile

Literature

Poetic Saturdays

Emo Haiku

By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 23 2016 1:00 PM ]
Hide your heart behind your swoopy bangs.
V.24 No.49 | 12/3/2015

news

The Daily Word in Urinating Walls, Black Friday and The White House

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Nov 27 2015 11:34 AM ]
The Daily Word

Germany has walls that will make you think twice about urinating on them.

This local diner is going to give you all the feels and remember what holidays are actually about.

Are you a health freak? Well there’s a new type of tattoo just for you.

Incase you missed it, this guy had a lot of balls on Thankgiving.

Black Friday gets wild.

Do you ever just wonder how science is even real? Same.

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

news

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

news

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

news

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

news

The Daily Word: GIANT FIGHTING F**KING ROBOTS ARE REAL!

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

I DO!

I put a spell on you.

back stories make all the difference.

right brain logic.

where the magic happens.

FINALLY.

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 |

news

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 public-inquiries@hq.nasa.gov.

And finally, SEO + Google = crappy information.

V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
Inside the space donut we call home
Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

Science

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.

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Source: “Cluster spacecraft detects elusive space wind”

V.21 No.38 |

news

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?

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