Very early beachcombers?
Before this morning, we never heard of PLOS ONE. That's one of the many fun things about preparing this Morning Edition. We learn new stuff every day and sometimes we learn new stuff that stays with us. So it is with the PLOS ONE. You can bet we will be checking in often on that website.
Many scientific journals have powerful paywalls. You try to read a scientific article cited in the common media and Good Luck. Most of the time you can simply forget about it. Well, PLOS ONE let's you right in and, POOF, you get the entire research report or scientific paper with NO requirement to pay!
So the bottom line is that I was able to learn "the rest of the story" about the ancient footprints by reading the original report that was cited in the PI. To me at least, that's Major Fun and wonderful way to get off on the right foot today!
"New snow totals by Friday evening ranged from 9 inches in western Oregon's Willamette Valley at Corvallis to 2 inches in Portland and an inch in Vancouver, Wash. Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, has gotten 18 inches of snow in two days."
Well, anyway, 18 inches of snow in Corvallis seems rather unusual so we went to the Corvallis newspaper and found a story about the snowfall there.
And while we were roaming that particular newspaper, we found an article about the extent of Oregon's drought with this intriguing quote from a US NRCS hydrologist: "It is not reasonable to hope to get back to normal."
|Some folks supposedly call Pliny The Younger The Best Beer on Earth. Apparently, all these people might agree:|
"I think everybody loves to find a message in a bottle."
If you are like me, you, too, have always been fascinated by the possibility of finding a message in a bottle. No, I have never found one but I still keep looking. Back in the day, I only looked on ocean beaches. Now I kee an eye on bottles that might be on top of peaks or in special places. What with geo-caching, I suspect there's a lot of messages in a lot of bottles these days, even if I haven't ever found one. This is a fun story.
|91 one years young and writin' books!|
The best article on this news that I found this morning is located on a very trashy publication with offensive advertising and photos. I could not in good conscience send my Morning Edition readers to such a publication. It's not an R-rated publication, it's just annoyingly trashy, maybe PG Minus. Anyway, I copied the text of the article and made it into a Google Document and put it on my Google Drive. If you simply MUST see the original source, the link is included at the very end of the article linked below.
And speaking of "the very end," that's all for this morning! Have a Great Saturday and Many Happy Cheers!