Science News Archive - November 23, 2006

By Barbara J. Isenberg, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Nov. 23--Sedgwick County Zoo ranks highly in comparison to zoos across North America, director Mark Reed told county commissioners Wednesday.

By Dan Cortez, Detroit Free Press Nov. 23--Mark Steenbergh says he never liked what he calls "slumlords." And after 11 years as Warren's mayor, he plans to do something about them.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c45823) has announced the addition of 'Natural Gas Engineering Handbook' to their offering.


The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi - an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.