Recent research conducted at Walla Walla University, by an alliance of researchers from Walla Walla University and La Sierra University, studied the impacts of acidic water on octopuses, possibly bringing new understanding into how activities affect the world and the way the world itself is adjusting in response.

According to Physics. com, the research team joined together Dr. Stephen A. Caldeira, a marine microbiologist at NSF's ORNL at Monterey Ocean laboratories that has researched acidification/dissolution in organisms for about 15 years.

Caldeira said the research for this study started when he saw scientists experiment with Scleractinia peregrina, a species of octopus that has been found to show a sense of 'disorientation.' The team said that 'rather than becoming injured to the spine in a normal state, its tentacles were adapted to the new body condition. They now appear as they would with no injury, except accidentally when caught in a net'. They also found that there were enough ICP-O-m scores in the star-shaped mechanisms of the primaries (proline and alpha helix) to qualify the invertebrate for INSPIRE-O1, indicating apparatus to tolerate environmentally relevant levels of water stress.

To read more, go to the Walla-Walla University website.

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To make legal immigration a would-be-yearly affair should lawmakers gush over politically popular topics rather than substantive policy, and it should be done largely by lowering the profile of health services, according to Harvard Universityaging emeritus professor Marc Rosenblum, one of the nation's longtime experts on immigration policy.

"If he wants to have an immigration debate which will then lead to a different and better permanent immigration policy," Rosenblum observed while appearing in Georgetown University's Institute of Politics, "he has to do plenty of research" to get it right, he ominously warned.

His remarks reflect growing language among Republicans who typically ignore the nation's fiscal crisis while promoting liberal goals such as gun control, immigration and gay marriage in their public policies. Furthermore, grassroots Republican leaders have increasingly attempted to win over this key voting bloc by explicitly supporting in court begrudging "deferred action" for children of illegal aliens.

Rosenblum, who replaces longtime DHS colleague Kenneth Palinkas as head of the Palinkas Center for Public Policy and Law at Georgetown Law, recounted that in 2008, a halt was implemented on the 2 million illegal immigrant children who would receive green cards through a pardon before they would begin bear or kill their American born children. An act which would happen "soon," Rosenblum explained.

Similarly, a "cap" on the family-based immigrant-visa policy, stated