The Daily Word in Robots, Cadavers and Cheese
What's with all the barbecues and pool parties? The U.S. has got to adopt some more entertaining traditions, like chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill, perhaps. England is clearly doing it right.
If you're as disturbed by animal cruelty as I am and sick of hearing about it, watch this video instead.
Is this real life or part of a Mary Shelley novel?
Let's set the record straight: The meaning of life is probably not the number 42. This mechanical engineering professor offers an explanation from a purely scientific standpoint.
How's this for an exciting internship?
Barton Elementary School recognizes the importance of art education, and the results are inspiring.
A hug a day keeps the Prozac away.
The Daily Word in Black Holes, Police Corruption and Playground Pirates
2015 was the second hottest year in American history. I blame Al Gore.
For the first time ever, visible light was detected in a black hole, and even amateur-level telescopes can see it.
6-month manhunt for drug lord "El Chapo" ends in capture. Whereabouts of the sweet ride he escaped on go unreported.
Rio Rancho High School parents are concerned about the firing of a substitute teacher after an investigation into what Rio Rancho police are calling "improper actions" with a student.
Former Albuquerque Records Clerk claims he was instructed by APD to actively impede records requests.
New Mexico's snowpack smashes 30-year average. Groundhog: "Here we go, again."
Mexico's "Grand Warlock" predicts failure in Trump's future. Trump's frown deepens.
In 1999, the best place to learn science was Brittney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics.
500-year-old skeleton of an executed pirate discovered under a school playground in Edinburgh, UK. And you thought an hour in detention sucked.
A horse is a horse, of course
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 in mini-iPads, Syrian emails and the key to the universe
All of the fireworks in San Diego's big show accidentally went off at once. (This has never happened to the Big Bay Boom before.)
In the Dirt City, plenty of people flipped a sparkly middle finger to fire restrictions.
We've entered monsoon season.
Apple is working on a mini-iPad. No, dummy, not an iPhone.
Government confirms: Mermaids are not real.
Fukushima disaster was the result of collusion, says expert panel.
Did you know Hannah Montana makes a raccoon repellent?
Lifeguard in Florida fired for trying to save a drowning swimmer.
Wikileaks releases 2.5 million emails from Syria.
Physicists find key to the universe.
How to take care of your vinyl in the heat.
India's going to give its citizens free medication.
Mitt Romney may pick a woman to be his running mate.
"Like a Virgin" moves Madonna to tears during a concert.
Do you know what cosmology is?
If you're as into pondering the nature of reality and pretending to understand quantum physics as I am, check out scientist Scott M. Tyson's cosmology talk at Page One bookstore on July 20 at 7 p.m.
Cosmology is the study of the universe including its beginning, growth, shape, size and future. It's not for the narrow minded.
Tyson will present a multi-media presentation explaining the mysteries of the universe in terms the rest of us can understand, as well as signing copies of his book The Unobservable Universe.
A former Sandia National Laboratory physicist, Tyson brings three decades of research to the subject of the origin of the universe. His book includes his take on questions concerning the Big Bang, the composition of dark matter and the speed of light.
Also covered are complex scientific principles regarding the inconsistencies and paradoxes of modern science without causing flashbacks to college Physics.
To figure out what this means for you attend the lecture, learn some big words to bring up at cocktail parties and try not to sink into the hole of despair that suggests nothing you believe exists.