The Daily Word in badass teenagers, Pikachu and firing squads
The Ili pika is not only endangered, it’s the cutest damn thing in the world. No more than about seven inches long, there are fewer than 1,000 in existence. Some think it is the inspiration behind the creation of the Pikachu character in Pokémon.
Angelina Jolie Pitt thoughtfully shares her thoughts and experiences surrounding the removal of her ovaries in a preventative measure against cancer.
The ingredients required to administer lethal injection are in short supply! So Utah was all like, "WTF? Let’s bring back the good ol’ firing squad!”
A University of New Mexico fraternity house might be demolished.
Who hasn’t parked in am emergency fire lane to get some Panda Express?!
A Guatemalan teen is a total badass and is advocating for the rights and support of young girls in her community, who face numerous challenges.
The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart
Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.
The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.
Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.
Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.
A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.
California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.
Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”
Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.
The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.
According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.
Reviving an ancient farming tradition starts at home
Sarah Montgomery holds an ear of corn in each hand.
"These look like two ears of white corn to most people," she says. "But they're totally different."
Montgomery is the founder and director of The Garden’s Edge, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture within the state and in Guatemala. A central piece of that puzzle is preserving an ancient farming technique that's endangered: seed saving.
The corn in her left hand is Hopi, she explains, a dry land variety from New Mexico. "Farmers plant it far underground to get the moisture, and the seed is adapted to getting rained on only a few times a year." The other ear is Guatemalan. It's the Hopi corn's opposite, she explains, which is eager to soak up tropical rains and moisture. "Each one is adapted to its particular bioregion."
The Daily Word 6.1.10: New Mexico Primary, Stylish Werewolves, The Other Fergie
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Tropical Storm Agatha makes a giant hole in Guatemala City.
A woman who was hit by a car sues Google for faulty Google Map directions.
Kids are wearing yellow contact lenses and fangs in schools these days.
A new poll finds 46 percent of Americans suffer from debt stress.
Sarah Ferguson, videotaped in a hotel attempting to sell access to her ex Prince Andrew, tells Oprah she was just drinking.
The U.S. military withdraws from earthquake-ravaged Haiti today.
24 miles of Louisiana coastline has been fouled due to the Gulf oil spill.
A man shoots an employee and then himself at a North Carolina Target store.
California is split in half when it comes to Arizona’s SB 1070.
PNM wants a 21 percent rate hike on your electric bill.
Worker bees swarm Wall Street on Memorial Day. Are they trying to tell us something?
Moriarty may be the future site of a memorial for DWI victims.