Surprises: Good and Bad – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: (1) Opioid deaths in the USA. (2) Using thoughts to move a paralyzed hand. (3) Bird that flies for 10 months without landing.

Last week my blog was ultra-long. To balance that, this blog is relatively short.

BUT FIRST, IF YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES: Please note that if your email address changes, you won’t receive my blogs…..unless you send me a new email, or else you hit FOLLOW at the bottom of any blog page.… More

In past eons, a lot of volcanic activity has occurred in New Mexico. Albuquerque (ABQ) is situated on a tremendous rift valley: the Rio Grande rift. There are whole mountains that used to be volcanoes (e.g., Mt Taylor and Valles Caldera in the Jemez). Also, there are hot springs. And there are 50 volcanic plugs or necks, where molten magma extruded from the earth’s crust at a local point, cooled, and became basalt rock.… More


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