The Daily Word in The Wage Gap, Long Lost Poetry and Petite Pterosaurs
There's no denying America's economic inequality, but a new census shows that the median middle-class income went up by 5.2% in 2015, due to rising wages and low inflation. Thanks, Obama.
… But don't celebrate just yet. College costs are rising steadily relative to middle-class income, with an increase of a whopping 171% over 40 years. Yeesh.
Here's an idea for all you outdoor adrenaline junkies.
Cute tiny dinosaurs! Gah.
“I really felt connected every time our luminescence collided” and more drug-induced Burning Man missed connections.
Roald Dahl, author of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and so many more quirky stories would have turned 100 today. Here's a poem he wrote that was stashed in a desk drawer for a couple decades.
Five states will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November and the prospect of legalization is sparking questions about our overall knowledge of the plant's effects on the brain.
The Daily Word in child slavery, doping and voting
Child slavery is still a major problem in the chocolate industry.
DO NOT attempt to make your dog or cat vegan or vegetarian.
The age to buy tobacco in Chicago will now be 21.
The world doesn't believe Trump can do it.
Read new secrets!
A nearly 100-million-year old bird wing has been found encased in amber.
President Obama is showing five things that are more difficult than registering to vote.
John Oliver tackled doping in his most recent episode.
Crime scene blood can now tell the age range of a person.
The Daily Word in Wonder Drugs, Justice and The Science of Cuteness
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.
The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming
Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.
“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.
Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!
These pups can bring world peace.
What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?
Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.
For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).
Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.
The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.
The Daily Word in Captain Cook, Anteaters and Martian Colonies
Ahoy! The famous Lord Sandwich, lost in the 18th century, is found!
A new world record for the 100 meter dash is set. By a 100 year old woman. Best way to celebrate? Push-ups. This lady is not to be messed with.
We all know that Beyonce's a badass but she isn't the only VIP in her new album. Her music video is comprised of an impressive and talented group of artists.
This little anteater did not just smoke a bowl. Leave him alone.
A significant percentage of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are given to patients who—get this—don't have bacterial infections. Drugs are great, but only when they actually work. Continuing to misuse such a powerful resource is resulting in a scary high amount of drug-resistant bugs.
In two years time Mars will say hello to an unmanned spacecraft called Dragon. The first step to Mr. Musk's ambitious goal of colonizing the planet? Only time will tell.
Mutation gene found in Labrador retrievers reveals that they are more inclined to crave food than other breeds.
Despite what Alanis Morissette tries to tell you, “rain on your wedding day” does not constitute irony. It also doesn't have to be a bad thing in the first place.
The Daily Word in pregnant dinosaurs, sainthood and Merrick Garland
Dahling, your neighborhood is just sooooo charming.
#TrumpUniversityMascot is the best hashtag game ever.
The food industry doesn't want you to know which products are genetically modified. Gross.
Also gross: a video of molten copper being poured over a Big Mac ... to no effect.
Ready for the real life Jurassic Park? Scientists have discovered a fossilized pregnant T Rex!
N.M. has a serious opiate abuse problem so the government has awarded the state $1.7 million for health centers and treatment providers.
Divers in Indonesia found endangered animals trapped in underwater cages.
The Ferguson City Council has unanimously agreed to a DOJ overhaul on its police force and municipal court system.
Mother Teresa may be coming up on sainthood but she was no saint.
The Daily Word in dragging Donald Trump, overhauling No Child Left Behind, and the trends of 2015
Blue and Red agree for once on how much Trump sucks.
2015 was a strange year. People in the future will look back at these trends and think we were all freaking insane.
Apple overprices their battery case. Shocker.
Get clean for Christmas. A South valley clinic is offering free acupuncture detox treatment for the next couple of weeks.
A bill that would ban panhandling in certain places is on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
No Child Left Behind finally goes away. Hopefully its replacement is more helpful.
The Daily Word in tripping witches, Trump effigies in the South Valley and Halloween
The Southwest Chief will continue to roll through New Mexico as usual.
The Green Jeans Farmery shipping container plaza was red-tagged by the city on the eve of its grand opening.
The City is offering "haunted jail tours" at the old metro court.
The South Valley's El Kookooe was a Trump effigy this year, El Koko Trump.
Some dude in Grants, NM got really drunk and killed a friend he thought was transforming into a zombie.
The sex abuse trial of the man who was hired by APS w/out a background check, Jason Martinez, ended in mistrial.
No eggs for minors at this store during Halloween.
Happy Halloween, don't electrocute yourself.
Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine after violating election laws by campaigning for Darth Vader on Election Day.
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Let's take a moment to remind ourselves why witches ride broomsticks and what really makes them fly.
The World Series begins tonight with the Mets vs the Royals in Kansas City.
The Daily Word in Jeff Bezos' big rocket, Dianna Duran's not guilty plea and caves of death
CNM is doing away with the blue emergency call towers on their main campus.
A New Mexico woman is questioning the religious overtones in her court-ordered counseling sessions.
New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran entered a not guilty plea today at her arraignment on fraud, embezzlement and money-laundering charges.
Punk fashion designer Vivianne Westwood drove a tank to British Prime Minister David Cameron's house in protest against recently issued fracking licenses.
An old oak tree, blown over by high winds, uprooted the 1000 year old remains of a young man who's bones indicate he died a violent death.
A judge ruled in the "dancing baby video" lawsuit that artists must take "fair use" into consideration before removing material they think is infringing on a copyright. Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" can (barely) be heard in the background while Stephanie Lenz's kids dance in the video.
The man suspected of having shot his girlfriend and a professor colleague took his own life yesterday, according to police.
Jeff Bezos is getting into the whole private space flight thing, saying his rockets are going to be "really big".
Archeologists discovered some caves in Scotland filled with the bodies of children who were sacrificed there during the Bronze Age.
Dig these hilarious 1970's magazine ads for cocaine and drug "accessories" like "Chickware" and "Toute de Suite".
The Daily Word: The Science of Ghosts
Holy Post-Its, Batman!
A new Solar System.
Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The Science of Ghosts.
Far Out and Inward-Looking
Just Say No to Prohibition
Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25
and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,
Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,
the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”
a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,
in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,
a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,
and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.