New Report Charts Path For Next Decade Of Astronomy & Astrophysics; Recommends Future Ground & Space Telescopes, Priorities, Investments In Scientific Community


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new decadal survey from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASENM) identifies scientific priorities, opportunities, and funding recommendations for the next 10 years of astronomy and astrophysics.

The report presents a visionary plan for the field to pursue discovery and exploration of habitable planets, enhance understanding of the dynamic and changing universe, and study what drives the formation of galaxies. It recommends an ambitious program of investments to strengthen the profession, change how large strategic Read More

DPLAC Presents Bernadette Lauritzen With President Jimmy Carter Community Service Award

DPLAC Vice Chair Tom McCrory and Chair Cat Ozment present the Community Service Award in honor of President Jimmy Carter to LARSO Director Bernadette Lauritzen, center, Tuesday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

DPLAC Vice Chair Tom McCrory, LARSO ED Bernadette Lauritzen, DPLAC Chair Cat Ozment, DPLAC Fundraising Organizer Brandi Engeman. Photo by Chad Lauritzen


Tuesday Nov. 2, the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County (DPLAC) honored Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen with their inaugural Jimmy Read More

AGU: 1,000 Years Of Glacial Ice Reveal ‘Prosperity And Peril’

Researchers’ ice core drilling camp on Colle Gnifetti in 2015. Two ice cores extracted from this area preserved a continuous one-thousand-year record of European climate and vegetation. Courtesy/Margit Schwikowski

AGU News:

WASHINGTON — Europe’s past prosperity and failure, driven by climate changes, has been revealed using thousand-year-old pollen, spores and charcoal particles fossilized in glacial ice.

This first analysis of microfossils preserved in European glaciers unveils earlier-than-expected evidence of air pollution and the roots of modern invasive species problems. Read More

Heinrich, Luján Introduce David Herrera Urías For Consideration To Serve On U.S. District Court Of New Mexico


WASHINGTON — Wednesday, before the full Senate Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced David Herrera Urías to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Senators Heinrich and Luján recommended Urías to the Biden administration for the vacancy.

VIDEO: Heinrich, Luján Introduce David Herrera Urias For Consideration To Serve On U.S. District Court For The District Of New Mexico [HD DOWNLOAD LINK HERE]

“Throughout his legal career, Mr. Urías has built an impressive reputation as he has successfully Read More

Verus® Research Announces $5 Million, 48-Month Contract With Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


ALBUQUERQUE — Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, announces it has been awarded a $5 million Waveform Agile RF Directed Energy (WARDEN) contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

If all options of the contract are exercised, the 48-month effort will develop hardware, theory and computational models to extend the range and effectiveness of high-power microwave (HPM) systems.

The contract focuses on electromagnetic interactions with electronics contained within Read More

LANL: New Results From MicroBooNE Provide Clues To Particle Physics Mystery

MicroBooNE detector being lowered into the experimental facility at Fermilab. Courtesy/Fermilab

A look inside the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber detector. Courtesy/Fermilab

LANL News:

New results from a more-than-decade long physics experiment offer insight into unexplained electron-like events found in previous experiments. Results of the MicroBooNE experiment, while not confirming the existence of a proposed new particle, the sterile neutrino, provide a path forward to explore physics beyond the Standard Model, the theory of the fundamental forces of nature and elementary Read More

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Nets Nearly 745,000 Pounds Of Unneeded Medications

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), along with its law enforcement partners, has removed nearly 745,000 pounds of unneeded prescriptions from medicine cabinets across the country as part of DEA’s ongoing commitment to turn the tide against the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Following last month’s 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the program has removed more than 15.2 million pounds of medication from circulation since its inception.

Oct. 23, with close to 5,000 collection sites nationwide, DEA and its more than 4,200 state and local law enforcement

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Gov. Lujan Grisham Schedule Of Public Events At COP26

Gov. Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

GLASGOW, Scotland — As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) commences, the Office of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is releasing her planned public appearances.

All appearances, locations and times are subject to change.  

Schedule of Appearances:

Interview with Environmental Defense Fund Energy Senior Vice President Mark Brownstein on methane reduction strategies

  • When: 9:30 – 10 a.m. (GMT), Nov. 1 (3:30-4 a.m. MDT)
  • Where: Methane Moment Pavillion
  • Livestream: The event will be livestreamed here.
  • Additional
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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Applauds FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization Of COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Ages 5-11

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is welcoming an announcement from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock that the agency has granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11 to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m pleased to see the FDA following through on granting authorization to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11,” Heinrich said. “I am also grateful that the Biden administration is working to make Read More