An underground ice deposit was discovered on the planet Mars. It has an area equal to that of New Mexico.
Meanwhile on planet Earth:
Some sections of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are so contaminated after a 2014 accidental release of radiation that they should be permanently closed; housed behind "a series of steel barriers" for eternity, say state and federal officials.
Down in Belize, Trevor Jerry Guy got busted for being in possession of weed and undersized conch.
While further out to sea, the marine environment around Ascension Island will be designated a protected area.
The government of Zimbabwe has issued a new currency whose value remains contested and controversial.
Thirteen years on, the effects of the Liberian Civil War are still being felt.
Amble has a new lifeboat and it will be called "Elizabeth and Leonard."
The long arm of the law caught up with a Salt Lake City man and his "pill press."
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye wrote to US President Barack Obama asking him to intervene in Standing Rock.
Speaking of debates, here's one way to settle them.
Have a strong opinion about the presidential candidates? Today is National Voter Registration day, so make sure you register and go vote on Nov. 8!
Say hello to recycled polyester, otherwise known as Bionic Yarn, a clothing material made from used plastics. Optimistically speaking, this could make a huge positive impact on the atrocious amount of plastics currently floating in the oceans.
To be happy is to be healthy. And it's contagious.
Nearly 300 tech firms across the country are declaring Nov. 8, election day, a paid company holiday.
Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico about his plan to colonize Mars. Watch the talk live here.
In an analysis of revolutionaries vs reactionaries in modern American history, opinion writer David Brooks states, “It doesn't matter how much living standards rise or the poverty rate falls, it makes you seem smart and woke to be alarmed and hypercritical.” Read the article for more thoughtful insights about our strange yearning for an idealized past, and why “it's stupid and impossible to turn back the clock.”
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.
Albuquerque teens are opposing a proposed curfew, saying such a law would criminalize being a teenager.
Investigators in Ukraine think they have found pieces of a missile that brought down Flight MH17.
One of the images captured by the Curiosity Rover appears to show a woman walking across the surface of Mars.
Archeologists think they have solved the mystery of the 16th century colonists who vanished from Roanoke.
The paper lobby is losing yet another fight to keep the US Government using paper rather than digital communications and record keeping.
Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."
If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.
George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.
ISIS chopped more heads and threatened to conquer Rome for some reason.
Weaponized weather control is a possibility and a concern.
Party down at Studio 54.
Earth’s oldest living people share their secrets of longevity.
Don’t wear one of these gun t-shirts in Albuquerque, is my advice.
Scientists have discovered how to see through walls.
Interplanetary reality show set to launch: If you need me, I'll be on Mars.
Does the thought of having to live without Fido someday tear you apart inside? You can now custom order a stuffed animal that looks exactly like your pet.
Russian girls gone wild, and it's not pretty.
Wish you were here: Postcards from lands far, far away.
Boldly going where no man has gone before; every child’s favorite bibliophile turns 58 today. Live long and prosper, LeVar Burton!
The color of the year has been announced.
APD released another image of the man suspected of shooting my favorite 7-11 clerk this past weekend.
A former Nazi charged for his involvement in an infamous WWII massacre in France appears to be off the hook.
In other Nazi-related news, Congress has passed a law that will prevent former Nazis from recieving social security benefits.
All those allegations of torture and cruelty against terrorism suspects in the hands of Americans and their minions turn out to be true and worse than previously alleged according to a report just released.
A private company is winnowing the field of candidates for a one-way mission to Mars.
Check out Boing Boing's gift guide.
Afghanistan just harvested enough opium to equal 90 percent of the world's supply.
Mass murderer Elliot Rodger finally found fame.
Please take care of my baby raccoons.
Lawyer claims Spirit’s Randy California wrote “Stairway to Heaven” and I wouldn’t be surprised.
A woman got engaged at sandwich #257.
There’s a new crater on Mars.
The New York Post covered Kimye’s wedding.
Emma Watson graduated from Hogwarts.
A woman was knocked over by a deer.
It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp Google Glass.
APD encountered a man with a violent past.
Two area teens were injured in a rollover crash.
Happy birthday, John Wayne.
We love you, Henny.
Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.
Photos of the WIPP containers responsible for what could be a three year shutdown of the facility.
Governor Martinez has raised 36 times the amount of campaign funds than the next best funded NM gubernatorial candidate.
The Signal Fire near Silver City is still zero percent contained.
Rapper explains why he severed his penis.
Did you misplace a coffin filled with weapons?
This Baltimore TV station is reporting on a crazy guy who has apparently barricaded himself inside their TV station.
We may finally find out the true identity of the Zodiac Killer.
Terrorists promise a surprise for the Sochi Olympics.
Seattle and Denver will face off in the Superbowl.
Welcome to Justin Bieber’s treasure trove of drugs.
Snorting Smarties can lead to nasal maggots.
Scientists ponder the magical appearance of a strange Martian rock.
Ron Jeremy sings “Wrecking Ball.”
Yoko Ono sings “Fireworks.”
Due to smog, sunrise in Beijing is televised.
We may have found the remains of Alfred the Great.
Here’s a list of what the NSA can do.
Meet the Paranormal Intelligence Agency.
A woman crashed into a pole at Grant Middle School.
A man was stabbed at Third and Central.
Happy birthday DeForest Kelly.
Another detail about one of the victims in the South Valley Griego shooting.
Here's a great photo taken at yesterday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Alamogordo.
A chemist at a Massachusetts state lab was caught with her hand in the cookie jar.
New film about the Hemingway clan.
ALL 131 reasons David Banner got mad on T.V.'s The Hulk.
Obama referred to Stonewall in his inauguration speech.
Life on Mars, now more than ever.
Israel is prepared to send troops into Gaza, but would still prefer a diplomatic solution.
Fight over Nativity displays in California heading to court.
Some animals were in fact harmed in the making of The Hobbit.
Two APD officers under investigation for sexual misconduct.
Curiosity rover suggests that astronauts might be able to survive on Mars.
Bill Nye and Shia LeBeouf: A glorious combination.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appear to be back together.
Nob Hill business owners will meet tonight to duke it out over food trucks.
Apparently the KC Chiefs killed a guy.
Gas prices drop in New Mexico, AAA shows state at below the national average (finally something we WANT to be below average!).
Hubble may have photographed its farthest galaxy yet.
If you are going to counterfeit bills, at least use the right president.
Ah, action figures.
The previously Baptist-run Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe may be purchased by an organization whose leader is hailed by some as the "Second Coming Christ."
'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dies after jumping from a bridge in San Pedro.
GOP participate in a night of debauchery in Israel.
Video from space shows the final descent of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity.
There are appears to be some hope among the public in this year's Lobo football program.
Enthusiastic instructor teaches us how to properly eat a watermelon.
Facebook stock hits an all-time low.
How to make everything ok.
If you're on probation and feel like breaking into a home, you might want to first take care of that pesky GPS tracking bracelet.