Baby possums!


Or perhaps LOLpossums…
These are from ICanHasCheezeburger.com.

Marsupials are mammals, but not placental mammals. The young are born very small and are specialized to crawl to the mother-pouch and attach to a nipple. There they develop until they are ready to emerge. A placental mammal gets food through the placenta and can develop for a longer time inside the mother.

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Behe opens mouth to change feet

Michael Behe, instead of responding to detailed counterexamples from ERV, calls her a Mean Girl and says those were not the kind of HIV evolution he is looking for. Read ERV’s I bring out the best in Creationists, where she refutes him and exposes another Behe blunder.

Best Web-based task manager

Cariboo Ponderer reports:

Remember the Milk has got all the best features modern web apps have to offer: email, tagging, advanced search, keyboard shortcuts and even offline access with Google Gears. Remember the Milk is a great way to consolidate your work, personal, school and family to-do’s.

Also mentioned: managing invitations with evite.com and a new online event planning application from Microsoft.

Statins slow decline in lung function

Statins, a class of drugs that lower cholesterol, help to keep the lungs of elders and smokers healthy. They reduce inflammation and may prevent damage from reactive oxygen species and free radicals. I’m not sure what it takes to make an oxygen species.

Results of a study of 800 people are published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society.

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