Science News Archive - July 09, 2007

By Anonymous In preparation of Amer Sports Corp. moving its U.S. headquarters to Ogden, the company is working with developers and Ogden City to turn the former American Can complex into the Wasatch Mountain Center. The American Can Co.

Can you dig it? For $150, you too can take part in a dinosaur dig at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. The program lets tourists grab a brush and unearth real dinosaur bones, just like a paleontologist.

Virginia plans to install a monitoring station in the Potomac River that will help boaters and fishermen while assisting marine biologists studying the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Wind, a lack of rain and generous sunshine have combined to keep beaches on the southern shore of Lake Michigan bacteria-free and inviting to swimmers so far this summer.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.