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 […]

Day trip:

Place: Science Spectrum and Omni Theater Location: 2579 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock. Travel time is two hours from base. Take U.S. 70/84 to Lubbock. Take the ramp onto U.S. 60/84 east. Turn right at Texas 289 Loop Frontage Road West. Take Indiana Street exit and merge onto Texas 289 Loop Frontage road east. Destination […]

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 […]

Portales Junior High news — April 27

Catapult launch reminder Science teacher Laura Debusk reports that the Portales Junior High honors science classes will be launching catapults at 2 p.m. Friday. The project has been a year-long effort.

Physicist talks about speculative science fiction at lectureship

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Los Alamos native and Physicist Ian Tregillis was the guest of honor for the 34th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on Friday. Tregillis spoke about science fiction and fantasy in the next decade. “Speculative fiction writers have a very long history in predicting the future,” Tregillis said. “We have an […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lectureship this week, “Mythbusters” tonight

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Wednesday’s weather is much like the rest of the week … dry and windy, with plenty of sun. Highs are in the 70s. Did you know? The Eastern New Mexico University Jack Williamson Science Fiction Lectureship, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, is in its […]

Science captures students’ minds

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer Project Green House, volcano research, painting the globe, and paper transformer are four programs taking on special significance for science students at Elida Schools. The green house project helps students learn to plant and care of plants. Vigo Torske, a science teacher at Elida, said they started the green […]

ENMU hosting annual math and science night at James Elementary

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will hold its annual family math and science night March 9 at R.M. James Elementary School. “We do it every semester,” said Catrina Steptoe, secretary of the communication committee for the program for second- and third-graders. This is the third family math and science night […]

Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Feb. 23 ENMU Briefs

ENMU hosting science fair Eastern New Mexico University is set to host the 52nd Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair for sixth- through 12-graders in the Campus Union Building on Saturday. The fair is scheduled to be open to the public beginning at 2 p.m., with the awards assembly to start at 3 […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as a dispatcher in Clovis for 14 years, she moved to working in Portales last year. Stress diet: I love my job. […]

Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

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Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

ENMU hosting 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Step into the world behind the other worlds of science fiction. Thursday and Friday, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, which features speeches and panel discussions by science fiction writers and editors. Lectureship organizer Patrice Caldwell said writers are solitary people, but when […]

March 29, 2009 PJHS news

Students headed to state science fair Four PJHS students earned honors at the recent science fair competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Coby Carter was awarded second place in the junior division for his Transportation in Energy project. Haley Madden garnered second place for her project in Physics and Astronomy. The team of Hannah Christensen […]

Day trip: Don Harrington Discovery Center offers science fun

Courtesy of Don Harrington Discovery Center Visitors at the Don Harrington Discovery Center enjoy the bubbles exhibit. The family-friendly, hands-on science museum is in Amarillo, Texas. Place: Don Harrington Discovery Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas. The center is roughly 119 miles or 2 hours and ten minutes driving time from Cannon Air Force […]

Editorial: Science, not politics, should guide drug laws

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the federal government will effectively end the Bush administration’s policy of raiding medical marijuana distributors who are operating legally under state law. The decision is welcome and long-overdue news and in line with promises President Barack Obama made repeatedly along the campaign trail. Of course, this simple statement will […]

March 8, PJHS News

NMSBA nears Students will begin the language arts and math sections of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment March 24-26. When school resumes after spring break, students will take the science and social studies section April 7-9. Nine-weeks tests Teachers have had students finishing projects and assignments as they begin reviewing for their third-quarter tests […]