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Defined Space

NM telescope puts dark energy on the map

Local News The nature of dark energy—the mysterious force causing the universe to expand at an ever-increasing speed—is one of science’s biggest puzzles.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Wren Abbott

Keeper of the Snail

The fate of an endangered species rests in the hands of private landowners

Local News In the rolling foothills of central New Mexico’s Chupadera Mountains, groundwater seeps through volcanic gravel, forming a shallow spring stream where a tiny snail makes its home. The Chupadera springsnail’...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Wren Abbott

Mining the Void

Virgin Galactic aims to mine asteroids for precious metals

Local News It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Virgin Galactic’s new partnership to mine asteroids in space might be less far-fetched than it seems.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Wren Abbott


Just a few of the reasons why registered voters didn’t participate in the June 5 primary: ideology, laziness and poop

Local News In this year’s primaries, 75 percent of registered voters didn’t show up at the polls. Here’s an unscientific breakdown of their reasons why.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Wren Abbott

Big Picture

June 06

Local News On New Mexico chicks- More than just Hep C!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Wren Abbott

PNM's Solar Dilemma

New Mexico is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the solar energy revolution—but will the state’s largest utility help or hurt the cause?

Features On a windswept hill in Albuquerque’s south valley, rows of metallic blue solar panels gleam beside a humming control center. The energy they capture from the sun’s rays goes into orange containers stacked w...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Wren Abbott

Campus Crusade

Santa Fe was on track to offer local students better access to four-year degrees—until things got all political

Local News Four years, four schools, one location. That’s the promotional tagline for Santa Fe Community College’s proposed Higher Education Center, which will allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees without leavi...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Wren Abbott,

Crime and Punishment

Court statistics are a campaign flashpoint—but do they tell the whole story?

Local News In the Democratic primary race for 1st Judicial District Attorney, challenger Lloyd Drager has made much of the “defense attorney” background of incumbent Angela “Spence” Pacheco’s administration. Whe...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Wren Abbott

Can Pegasus Take Flight?

Emergent technology “ghost town” may turn out to be a unicorn

Local News As the projected costs for a mysterious “ghost town” skyrocket, questions about the company’s financials, size and seemingly vague, unrealistic business plans pile up.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Wren Abbott

Under Pressure

Feds say New Mexico Gas Company isn’t ready for another deep freeze

Local News On May 15, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted to grant a protest, lodged by a branch of the federal Department of Energy, that questions whether New Mexico Gas Company is adequately prepared for ...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Wren Abbott
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