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.47 | 11/24/2016
Second Star to the Right
Wednesday, Dec 7: Stargazing Night
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Dec 6 2016 10:00 AM ]
Peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations and other night sky objects with astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
The Daily Word in Space Junk, Presents and Kristen Wiig
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 23 2016 2:00 PM ]
We're made of what stars are made of... meaning space trash (I knew it).
Treat yourself to something healthy this holiday season.
Step one choosing a Secretary of Education: Pick someone who has virtually no experience in public education.
Getting your own island may be easier than you thought!
The newest apartment complex in Nob Hill caught on fire overnight.
Kristen Wiig is literally a goddess.
V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016
The Daily Word in Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont and Police Brutality[ Wed Sep 21 2016 11:21 AM ]
Two brewing companies are opening up shop Downtown.
Astronomers found some blobs within some other blobs (scientifically speaking).
Archeologists have discovered human remains at the largest shipwreck which was also where the Antikythera Mechanism was found.
Five medical personal were killed after the collapse of the cease-fire in Syria.
A 13-year-old boy was shot this month by police while playing with a BB gun.
Tulsa police fatally shot an unarmed man on Friday.
Charlotte police say fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott was holding a “gun.”
Since Colin Kaepernick has started his silent protest on Aug. 26, 15 black people have been shot during police encounters.
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.34 | 08/25/2016
The Daily Word in Gonorrhea, Evacuations and a New Earth[ Wed Aug 31 2016 11:17 AM ]
An “anti-wrinkle” vibrator cause a plane to be evacuated at the Sunport yesterday.
NPR's newest documentary Noteworthy follows musician Miguel in-depth to learn about his creative process and influences.
Soooo, gonorrhea is nearly untreatable now.
An invisible epidemic has been sweeping across the nation affecting kids.
Do you love the '70s?
Tired of Earth and all the shit we have to deal with? Well, pack your bags, because it looks like you have an option to leave.
V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016
What's On Your Bucket List?
N.M. Authors Celebrate "Bucket of Fun"
Press Release [ Fri Jul 15 2016 11:15 AM ]
New Mexico authors Barbe Awalt, Loretta Hall and Patricia C. Hodapp are celebrating the release of their Bucket List books with a "Bucket of Fun" event at 3pm on Sunday, July 17, at Page One Books. Awalt's latest is The Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List, Hall has The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List, and Patricia C. Hodapp's effort is The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List.
Hall's Space Buff is teased as such: "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List talks about, of course, the usual things like great museums, planetariums, astronauts, space suits, rockets, planets, and stars. But it also has duct tape, Tang, Cosmos, movies, space burial, Astronaut Ice Cream, Biosphere, aliens and the Meteorite Crater. Each Bucket List book is dedicated to an appropriate non-profit and this book highlights The National Space Society. If you have things on your bucket list that are not in this book, no fear, because there is a blank list in the back of the book. This book is a fun and light space book that will appeal to astronauts everywhere."
And Hodapp's Santa Fe list is thus described: "The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Book is the fifth in the series of Bucket List books by Rio Grande Books. Patricia C. Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Library, lists all of the Santa Fe events, places, and distinctive fun that makes The City Different is one of the greatest tourist locations in the US. There are 100 things that she thinks are noteworthy including: green and red chile, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, sunsets, blue skies, art of Hispanics, Native Americans and Anglos, museums, Canyon Road and the Plaza."
Awalt has hung and curated countless art exhibits including nine venues for the Our Saints Among Us travelling exhibit. She is also the co-publisher of Tradicion Revista, the only regular magazine featuring the Hispanic arts and culture of the Southwest. She lives in Albuquerque.
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.17 | 04/28/2016
The Daily Word in Captain Cook, Anteaters and Martian Colonies
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue May 3 2016 12:18 PM ]
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.
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.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.45 | 11/05/2015
The Daily Word in Republicans, bad sex, and space death
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Nov 11 2015 11:52 AM ]
Last night's GOP debate is calm and mature... Relatively.
The people at BuzzFeed share with us their lousy sex experience.
Albuquerque honors its veterans- with free stuff!
Yet another “Beauty Through the Decades” video, but this one takes the romantic filter off of the past to show what women were really doing.
A planet far far away causes scientists to rethink the way they see planetary orbit.
Space is terrifying. Death is around every corner, and these astronauts have faced it head on.
Here's a page thats full of people gushing about Fallout 4. If that interests you.
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.40 | 10/1/2015
The Daily Word in napping at work, outer space is cool and sexbots
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Sep 28 2015 1:26 PM ]
Tag you're it! Wait, maybe not. One Washington school district creates touch-less tag.
Fellow space nerds! Check out these super blood moon pics from around the world!
Balloonist creates wheelchair accessible hot air balloon just in time for the Balloon Fiesta.
More space news: salt water discovered on Mars?
It's Monday. You are tired. Now there's a way to catch a cheeky forty winks right at your desk.
She's not like other girls; she's a sexbot.
V.24 No.39 | 9/24/2015
The Daily Word In killer whales just wanna have fun, balloon fiesta and invisibility cloak isn’t just for Harry Potter
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Sep 18 2015 11:28 AM ]
Teen drivers won’t like the new 2016 Chevy Malibu’s like their parents will.
Balloon Fiesta says hello to new shapes!
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak isn’t just going to be used at Hogwarts.
Catch a glimpse of awe with the most memorable astronomy pictures of the year!
Long Island parents welcome home identical triplets!
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