Science News Archive - May 07, 2006
By Sammy Fretwell, The State, Columbia, S.C. May 7--KINGSTREE -- For decades, Carmen Covington has lived with the smell of fermenting chicken manure from a farm next door. The odor sometimes is so strong Covington stays in her house -- even on pretty days.
Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead.
Most of the chimpanzees that fled a preserve and mauled a group of sightseers have returned, but the leader is still on the loose "out on the hills," the sanctuary's director said Saturday.
By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Hopes -- or fears -- that the Earth has been visited by alien life forms have been dismissed in an official report by British defense specialists.
Hopes -- or fears -- that the Earth has been visited by alien life forms have been dismissed in an official report by British defense specialists.
The humpback population roaming the North Pacific, estimated at about 10,000, is believed to have been growing at an annual rate of about 7 percent since the mid-1990s. And as more whales swim to Hawaii from icy feeding grounds, boaters are navigating around some 1,000 calves born in Hawaiian waters each year.
Since the 1930s, when the common red fox - Vulpes vulpes - started coming to town, Britons have learned to live with a creature whose country cousins were hunted with hounds until the sport was banned last year.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.