Kids These Days
Friday, May 13: The First Annual ABQ STEM Fiesta
The Daily Word in Kellogg's, Pi Day and Richard Simmons
Politically expressing yourself. Burque style.
R.I.P Bruiser Woods. Forever in our hearts.
Remember that time when someone took Richard Simmon’s down time from Hollywood as a hostage situation?
My favorite part about the Presidential Election is Saturday Night Live.
Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes the zombie apocalypse.
The Daily Word in cheese abuse, the resurrection of hitchBOT and the distortion of time
Shoppers suffered injuries and a Walmart sustained damage in Alabama during a major storm and possible tornado.
The color chartreuse is actually named after the liqueur, made by Carthusian Monks since the mid 1700s. They named the liqueur after their monastery located in the Chartreuse Mountains.
John McAfee of antivirus software fame was arrested and charged with a DUI in Tennessee. He was armed and super high. Check out his mug shot!
North Korea is creating its own time zone, proving that time is, indeed, non linear.
Been meaning to do some shopping? Take advantage of a tax-free weekend throughout the state, beginning today!
The robot that successfully hitchhiked across Europe and Canada is being rebuilt after it was "murdered" in Philly.
Oliver Hardy of the comedy duo Laurel & Hardy died on this date back in 1957.
The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan
State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.
There’s a zip line at the Fair this year—and tigers.
Way to go, N.M. organ donors!
Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.
Slinky blows physics’ mind.
The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.
Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.
Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.
Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.
“Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.
How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.
31 rad DIY projects.
The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.
Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.
The Daily Word: runner Micah True died, Harry Crews died and a cow died.
Legendary runner Micah True's body was recovered from the Gila Forest.
Rio Arriba county cow mutilation.
Gerolsteiner wasser factory.
Some Baltimoron is RICH.
"Last I checked, my vehicle doesn't burn 80 litres of perfume per week."
City of Santa Fe is suing a restaurant over living wage, to the tune of $24.91.
Picture gallery of Mod Generation stickers.
Last I checked a quarter ounce was not "5.7 grams."
Author Harry Crews died.
He follows Kevin on Twitter.
Christopher Walken celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday.
Angus Young turned 57 yesterday.
The Daily Word: Weinergate, Motorboating A Reporter, Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer
Albuquerque middle school student dies from head injury he suffered on campus.
Sarah Palin met Donald Trump in New York for a
crazy person pizza summit.
Los Lunas pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault.
E. Coli tainted cucumbers spread across Europe.
ACLU fights to get porn into South Carolina prisons.
Attorney General Eric Holder orders HBO to make at least one more season of The Wire.
ZOMG! Breaking Bad season 4 trailer!
Miami Heat win the first game of the NBA Finals.
Good news: those rumored Blake Lively nude photos are fake.
Reactions from people who don't know what The Onion is.
New spiny-headed Cambrian anomalocaridid revealed by scientists.
Rampage Jackson tries to motorboat a reporter during a post-fight interview.
Interrupting old man is my new hero.
DC Comics hits the reset button.
Rapper Sean Kingston is in stable condition after jet-ski accident.
The 13 best lawyers in comic books.
In praise of that guy who was always screaming on old comic book covers.
First 3 minutes of True Blood season 4!
For the mathematically uninclined, calculus looks less like math and more like an indecipherable secret language. Instead of explaining anything, it simply adds more mystery and, often, a little bit of fear. Fortunately, math fans and foes can get together under the domed ceiling of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) to see math in action in a much more meaningful manner. “First Friday Fractals” takes mathematically complex geometric shapes, projects them, zooms in close to show their detail and complexity, and makes math beautiful. Shows are Friday, July 2, at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. The cost is $5 for kids 3 to 12, $7 for seniors and $10 for everybody else. Get tickets at nmnaturalhistory.org or at the museum.
Jaime Escalante Died
The math teacher who inspired Stand and Deliver died today at age 79. Edward James Olmos says Escalante exposed the dangerous myth that inner city students can’t excel. "Because of him, that destructive idea has been shattered forever."
The World’s Largest Fractal Triangle
About 40 volunteers got together in the 505 to assemble 4,036 triangles made by children from around the world. They only needed 2,187 to make a seventh-order fractal triangle, which would be 96 feet per side. But there were so many submissions, they just kept building.
Next year, they’ll push it even further with an eighth-order fractal triangle, which is a whopping 196 feet per side and needs 6,561 triangles.
Teachers and parents can mail completed fractal triangles to:
Fractal Foundation, 2917 Campus Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106