We're almost two weeks into the new year. We're thinking about the resolutions that many people may have made, and you often hear people talking about getting their finances in order or eating better or getting in shape, but we also notice that many people are telling us that they are resolving to unplug more from the stress of our fast-paced lives. Some people are saying that they're going to spend more time in silence, so why don't we give it a try? Here it is. Let's go.
Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 7:06 am
Why would the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — the people who helped bring the world stealth fighters and GPS — fund research into man-made proteins that could make it easier for some Americans to eat pizza?
That's what we wondered when we read that the Pentagon's gee-whiz research arm provided support for work on a drug to treat celiac disease, a condition that interferes with the digestion of gluten in wheat and other foods.
Fri. 1/11 10a: The New Mexico Ballet Company and the New Mexico Philharmonic team up to present a fully-staged version of Shakespeare's tragic romance at Albuquerque's National Hispanic Cultural Center on January 12 and 13. Spencer Beckwith talks about Prokofiev's score for "Romeo and Juliet" with the conductor for the performances, Grant Cooper.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has been outspoken about the lack of freedom in his homeland and was imprisoned in what he and his supporters say was an effort to keep him quiet, told our colleagues at Boston's WBUR this week that the lack of truth in China is "suffocating ... like bad air all the time."
Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 9:29 am
Drugmaker Merck just stuck a fork in a vitamin-based drug to prevent heart disease and stroke.
The company is withdrawing Tredaptive, a long-acting pill combining niacin (No. 3 in the long list of B vitamins) and laropiprant, a chemical that reduces the unpleasant skin flushing caused by high doses of niacin.
The Albuquerque Comic Con will be in full swing this weekend, giving comic book and sci fi fans a chance to meet and greet their favorite authors, on screen characters, and artists. With the festivities only a day away, KUNM's Carrie Jung caught up with comic book writer and producer, Christian Beranek, to learn more about the industry, and how things have changed since Christian bought her first Batman comic as a child.