Science News Archive - July 17, 2007

By Otter, W K den Shkulipa, S A ABSTRACT The flow behavior of lipid bilayer membranes is characterized by a surface viscosity for in-plane shear deformations, and an intermonolayer friction coefficient for slip between the two leaflets of the bilayer.

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Wisconsin's dramatically increased Canada goose flock is laying problems, not the fabled golden eggs. The majestic birds are nuisances - at golf courses, parks and other places near water and lush with grass - because of the mess they leave behind, not to mention their sometimes aggressive behavior.

By DON LAINE For the Journal Covering some 10,000 acres at elevations from about 9,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, Rio Costilla Park offers a welcome escape from the rush of modern civilization.

By Patrick Malone, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 17--The Pueblo baby-selling case that roared into the national media in February whimpered to a close on Monday, when three natives of Mexico pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and were sentenced to probation.

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Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.