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
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.