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Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:47 AM PDT

We Are the Forgotten

by possum

In the founding of our nation the political system was organized such that people sent to Washington to represent local residents were expected to be better educated and overall better able to decide the affairs of the nation. At all times on all levels elected officials were expected to act in the best interest of their constituents.

The system has held together for more than 200 years in spite of a history of wealth and privilege being the qualifying characteristics for too many Congressional members. Earlier this month a man in a meeting spoke from his heart saying, "We are forgotten." He was speaking of politicians at every position but most concerned about our members of Congress in Washington.

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Magical, marvelous Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is upon us all.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include an odd carnivorous dinosaur from Madagascar, a dinosaur egg study supports an evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs, scientists see nanoparticles form real structures in real time, and gold nanoparticles found in everyday materials can inhibit fat storage and accelerate aging.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring has sprung in Possum Valley as the daffodils are blooming and the days lengthen one by one.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include new bird flu strain seen adapting to mammals and humans, the Arctic may be nearly free of sea ice during the first half of the 21st Century, eating solid food early puts baby marmosets on a path to obesity, and CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring has sprung in Possum Valley as the daffodils are blooming and the days lengthen one by one.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include invasive crabs help Cape Cod marshes, how life may first have emerged from a high salt environment, 3-D printer can build synthetic tissues, and bumblebees use logic to find the best flowers.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring has sprung in Possum Valley as the daffodils are blooming and the days lengthen one by one.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include swarming robots could be the servants of the future, evidence of an early prehistoric reptile (Placodont) that originated in Europe, the summer melt season is getting longer on the Antarctic peninsula, and scientists image deep magma beneath Pacific seafloor volcano.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring has sprung in Possum Valley as the daffodils are blooming and the days lengthen one by one.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include a new efficient solar water splitting catalyst, extinction patterns in bird fossils could help today's conservation eforts, a possible more sustainable and cheaper route to chemical production, and quasars teamed up to heat helium gas and prevent small galaxy formation in the early universe.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring continues its inexorable advance in Possum Valley.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include mummy CT-scans show ancient people had clogged arteries, chewing gum helps you concentrate for longer, Earth today is warmer than during 70 to 80 percent of the last 11,300 years, and a new 5-milion-year-old saber toothed cat from Florida is described.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring continues its inexorable advance in Possum Valley.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include remains of extinct giant camel discovered in Canadian High Arctic, green tea extract interferes with formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease, dust mites demonstrate reversible evolution, and new technology makes for better imaging and communication.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:30 PM PST

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring is springing in Possum Valley.  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites around the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include steps toward solving the riddle of black hole spin, a stretchable lithium-ion battery, a new radiation belt is discovered around Earth, prehistoric crocs fed on baby dinosaurs, and loss of wild insects hurts crops around the world.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the window.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM PST

Science Tidbits

by possum

Spring is springing in Possum Valley  Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here once again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites across the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include why some people get more colds, Jurassic records warn of risk to marine life from climate warming, new compounds to help fight the influenza virus, and caves point to the thawing of Siberia's permafrost.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the fire.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM PST

Science Tidbits

by possum

Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here once again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites across the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include worm study shows nitrous oxide prolongs live, unlocking the mystery behind Saturn's moonlets, calcium is the initial trigger in our immune response to healing, and light emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the fire.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM PST

Science Tidbits

by possum

Monday is here one more time and the opportunity for science talk is here once again.  Time to brighten your day with selections from science sites across the globe.  New discoveries, new takes on old knowledge, and other bits of news are all available for the perusing in today's information world.  Today's tidbits include Earth-like planets are right next door, biodiversity helps protect nature against human impacts, X-rays reveal the uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops, and first evidence that magnetism helps salmon find home.

Pull up that comfy chair and grab a spot near the fire.  There is always plenty of room for everyone.  Another session of Dr. Possum's science education, entertainment, and potluck discussion is set to begin.

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