Peanut researchers focus on hardier crop

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Argen Duncan Area peanut researchers are focusing on developing varieties with disease resistance, drought tolerance, early maturity and peanuts with a long shelf life. Peanut breeder Naveen Puppala of the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis and Soumailia Sanogo of NMSU’s Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Department discussed their work at […]

ENMU hosts science fair

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Argen Duncan Music tempo affecting heart rate … algae biofuel … robotic legs. Sixth- through 12th-graders exhibited projects featuring those topics and many more at the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. Fair Director Kenwyn Cradock, also an ENMU assistant professor of biology, said 129 students were […]

Monday morning briefing: Science time, and a hoops question

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

Feb. 1 — Dora news

Science fair The 2011 Dora School Science Fair was held last week and science teacher Leonard Velasquez announced the following winning projects: • Best of Show — Jordan Inge with Worm Works. • Best of Show Runner-Up — Anna Ramirez with Seven Layers of Density. • First Place — Emily Campolla, Fluffy Muffins; Koby Cone, […]

Friday morning briefing: Science, local money and King Tut’s tomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Science Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair Feb. 26. Its open to students in grades 6-12 attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt, and the cities […]

Portales past: Nov. 17, 1948

Nov. 17, 1948: The Portales Daily News: Warren R. Roberts, a 25-year-old former science student at ENMC whose curiosity about explosives led to his arrest there Monday, faced a serious charge in court Friday morning.

Be wary when placing trust in junk science

Freedom New Mexico A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in […]

My turn: Pie baking not exact science

My Jeff Davis pie escapade proves cooking isn’t an exact science. Joe Blair of Portales wanted me to make the pie, named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. I chose a recipe from allrecipes.com. The pie is mainly sugar, butter, milk and eggs flavored with vanilla, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. It has a definite egg […]

ENMU, CCC team up for nursing program

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Argen Duncan The first day of classes at Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday was also the first day of a new program that takes students from their early general education requirements to their bachelor of science degree in nursing. “Freshman 2 BSN” is starting this semester with a federal grant and, thus far, eight […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Science fiction and affordable housing

Good morning and welcome to Freedom new Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: Thousands of cats and dogs Did you know? The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University has one of the top science fiction collections in the world. It contains more than 30,000 volumes, including: • science […]