Science News Archive - July 11, 2007


Call them mutton mowers. University researchers are training sheep to clean up vineyard weeds but stay off the grapes. Enthusiastic and unpicky eaters, sheep are already being used in some vineyards as a green alternative to tractors.

Marlin Bay Yacht Club, a luxury residential and marina community in Marathon, FL, will contribute $180,000 in funding to provide for public boat ramps and associated parking in Marathon as well as improve mooring in Boot Key Harbor.

By MICHAEL OLIVEIRA (CP) - They look like something out of a sci-fi horror movie: slimy, snake-like creatures with sharp-toothed tongues that like nothing more than to suck blood.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".