V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
The Daily Word in Antibiotic Resistance, Space Pie and Snowflakes
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Dec 17 2016 10:26 AM ]
Science on gift-giving: Worry less about how cool the reveal will be, and more about whether or not the receiver will still be using your gift in the future.
Some pie enthusiasts launched a meat and potatoes pie into space to see if the structural changes brought about by extreme physical duress would make it easier to eat. It is thought the pie will freeze on its ascent and be cooked on re-entry.
A one million dollar NASA-funded satellite system was unveiled this week that can track the movement of glaciers and ice sheets around the world. Try denying that one.
“We are about to reach the point where more antibiotics will be consumed by farm animals worldwide than by humans,” says Mark Woolhouse, of the University of Edinburgh. Meaning: More antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Yay!
Check out the first footage ever captured of the prehistoric ghost shark!
Remember making paper snowflakes? I did, but only vaguely. Then I looked it up. See what I found!
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
The Daily Word in Slave Labor, NASA and Honeybees
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 6 2016 11:12 AM ]
A new study gives insight into treating anxiety disorders. Scientists determine that the key isn't simply lowering cortisol levels in the brain, it's lowering them in particular areas of the brain.
NASA always seems to be working on something mind-blowing and certainly larger than life. These days, it's a mission for a spacecraft called Osiris-Rex. Ever wondered what ingredients were involved in the making of the solar system? This spacecraft aims to follow a 500 meter, carbon-rich asteroid holding the answers.
Coffee is an essential component in many Americans' lives, but how much do you think about the origin of your precious roast? Not to put a damper on your beautiful, caffeinated morning but you can most likely thank slave labor for that latte.
Wake me up when the election ends.
I can almost smell musty pages and feel the buzzing yearning for knowledge from here.
In an attempt to kill mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, an aerial pesticide sprayed in South Carolina killed millions of honeybees. The sweet creatures crawled from their hives to escape the poison but died just outside the entrance.
It's bat season! Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to hundreds of bats that head to Mexico when the weather gets chilly (so, right about now). Before you take a road trip to watch them pour out of the caves at dusk, here's some info about these little winged creatures.
Would you run 8.8 miles to school every day while barefoot? This guy would (and did). Read about the importance of education to Uganda native James Arinaitwe, who gladly took the lengthy journey to learn in his youth.
V.25 No.26 | 06/30/2016
The Daily Word in Street Art, Prosthetic Limbs and Space
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 5 2016 11:05 AM ]
Portuguese graffiti artists have taken their work to a whole new dimension.
A town supervisor in New York is looking towards environmentally friendly ways to combat viruses carried by mosquitoes. More specifically, getting help from our nocturnal, vision-impaired friends. Have you thanked a bat today?
Australia's complicated voting system leaves citizens with no clue who won the election, 48 hours later.
Inspired by a generation of praising computer-like accuracy, scientists reevaluate child-rearing methods in a new book and discuss the importance of communication and encouraging questions.
Police departments in some cities are exploring the possibility of texting for help in situations where making calls might feel too risky.
A 9-year-old girl who was born without a right hand was given a prosthetic arm from students at Sienna College. Complete with a Frozen theme.
V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016
The Daily Word in Church, Nachos and Head Grenades
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Jun 12 2016 9:30 AM ]
Bernie is "stirred by his emotions?" I would never have guessed. Take a look at these handwriting analyses of the candidates.
NASA is funding research into hitching rides on asteroids as a form of space travel.
A ten-year-old boy had a brilliant idea: blue corn chips for the nachos at the Brewers' concession stands. That way,the nachos match the team colors! "Tyler's Nachos" will be on sale today at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
What was thought to be a lost underwater city has been discovered to be ancient bacterial concretions.
In case you were worried: A study has shown that multiple parallel lines at the checkout lane is faster than the traditional single line preferred by movie and concert ticket booths.
Colombian doctors successfully removed a live grenade from a soldier's head. Another soldier accidentally fired a grenade launcher and embedded one of the explosive devices in his comrade's skull. The operation was done in the parking lot in case it exploded.
Join the Church of the Universe, because weed.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
The Daily Word in snake wine, wolf poaching and a feast for 5,000
By Renee Chavez [ Wed May 11 2016 12:30 PM ]
So, uh, stuff has happened in the past on this day.
Make sure to read the fine print in your most recent PNM bill.
Take a look at APD's new use of force policy.
Awwwoooo! Do you have a wolfie heart?
In NY, a feast for 5,000 people was made out of food that would have been thrown away.
New studies show that government culling of wolves increases poaching.
Is Earth really the only habitable planet?
Move over dudes. The salamanders don't need you anymore.
Rare seal pups need the ice that is melting.
Pro tip: Don't drink or make wine with tiger bones in it.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
The Daily Word in space menses, Vietnamese brides and the moon of Makemake
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Apr 27 2016 2:56 PM ]
Ever pondered space menses?
Hillary Clinton is setting up offices in ABQ.
A local high school baseball team is cheering up a sick teen for her birthday.
This article will bridge the gap in your knowledge of bridges.
There is a massive and awful market in China for Vietnamese brides.
A moon has been discovered that orbits the dwarf planet Makemake.
For all those adults who don't have a squad, here's how to get one.
Curious about demonology?
Don't feel bad, plankton get drunk too.
This is the most polluted city.
V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016
The Daily Word in terrorism, stolen UFOs and expensive ships
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Mar 23 2016 11:42 AM ]
A Seattle man has climbed an 80-foot tree and won't come down.
The Navy's new destroyer costs $4.4 billion.
Astronauts may find Easter eggs in newest supply shipment to the International Space Station.
Is there any logic to suicide bombings?
Las Cruces police officer gets nine years for sexual assault; City settles for $3 million.
A UFO has been stolen from a Roswell museum.
A five-year-old girl saved her mother from drowning.
The search for the Brussels attack suspects is on.
ISIS understands propaganda and how to use the media to its advantage.
Still trying to think up a decent April Fools prank?
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
The Daily Word in Racism, Periods and Linguistics
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Feb 11 2016 10:26 AM ]
Morgan Stanley has to pay 3.2 billion for their involvement to the mortgage crisis.
“We’re all Africans,” says the rich white lady speaking to other rich white people.
The casual and cool NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about Mars and how he had to plead to get into the naval academy.
This one goes out to all my word-nerds.
No, Uber and Lyft are totally legal now!
Justice may exist in the US, starting with Ferguson.
Because bleeding out the hoohah is SUPER luxurious.
The City of Cleveland just told Tamir Rice’s family that they have to pay for the emergency medical services he required after being shot because why stop their trauma after killing their child?!
V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 23 2016 1:00 PM ]
Hide your heart behind your swoopy bangs.
V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016
The Daily Word in banning Trump, Flint’s State of Emergency and Star Wars Undercover Boss
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Jan 18 2016 11:14 AM ]
Obama declares a State of Emergency for Flint, Michigan because of the contaminated water supply.
Parliament is currently debating whether or not to ban Trump from entering the UK.
A children’s book is pulled from Scholastic after negative feedback about the depiction of slavery.
The first flowering plant bloomed in space over the weekend.
V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015
The Daily Word in Uteruses, Christmas, and Bad Drivers
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 17 2015 11:45 AM ]
Time to quit your job and become an astronaut!
Want to help fight Islamophobia?
Santa’s replacement is coming to town.
Tis the season! Here’s a gift list for everyone you hate.
Remember that guy who jacked up the price for life-saving meds overnight this September? Well, this thing just happened to him (HA).
Are you a typical shitty driver in Albuquerque? Probably. This teen is calling you out.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
The Daily Word in genetic doping, No Child Left Behind revision, and soda
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 2 2015 11:35 AM ]
You can pay to make your baby better, but is it worth the possible decline of humanity?
A decline in the fossil fuel industry that they really should've seen coming.
The No Child Left Behind Act is finally getting rewritten in New Mexico.
Launch to decide which private space company will be hired by NASA.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
The Daily Word in Aux Dog is vandalized, aliens in L.A. and death threats
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Nov 9 2015 12:21 PM ]
Aux Dog Theatre was vandalized on Halloween. They are taking donations to cover fix-up costs.
Edible Arrangements did a little more than deliver some fruit, they also threw in a death threat, customer claims.
Breastfeeding in public is OK, says city Councilwoman Diane Gibson.
University of Missouri System prez calls it quits, because racism.
Stop the (coffee) presses: Starbucks launches war on Christmas, Evangelical groups claim.
Aliens, I mean “missile test launch” spotted over L.A. Saturday night.
Walk the Moon team up with AT&T to make a deaf accessible music video, and it's the coolest thing you'll ever see.
Watch this man's sweet tribute to a colleague that passed, with a bagpipe rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Oh, and he's playing it in space.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015
The Daily Word on gentrification, New Horizons, and Dan Webster
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Nov 4 2015 11:49 AM ]
The widow of Robin Williams reveals new information about his pre-mortem state.
A free place to live and get paid to play video games is coming to ABQ, to the excitement of many.
NASA's deep space probe New Horizons has passed Pluto and is steering toward our future.
Donald Trump's new book is, as expected, full of fluff and stuff.
A new app puts modern medicine at new doctors fingertips.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
The Daily Word in Lego, Sexism, and the possible Alien mega-structure
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Oct 28 2015 2:46 PM ]
Another police brutality case, but this time there's actual consequences.
Learn about the feud between a Chinese artist and Lego.
Pintrest made it look so easy.
Science takes a step away from sexism.
Two NASA astronauts start their first spacewalk today.
There may be new movies with the quality of Jem and the Holograms. Yay.
Scientists getting closer to learning the truth behind the possible Alien mega-structure.
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