Science News Archive - March 16, 2008

By Joe Depriest, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Mar. 16--The properties are on opposite sides of Wilkinson Boulevard in Cramerton: a former golf course and woods along the South Fork River.

Botanical name Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginatum' Family Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) Category Shade tree Primary uses Specimen Dimensions 60 or more feet tall by 30 to 50 feet across Culture Full sun; prefers a moist, well-drained, deep soil.


Scores of protesters assembled at the gate of a disused naval communications station in the Australian capital of Canberra Saturday to prevent the government from slaughtering 400 eastern gray kangaroos.

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Mar. 16--Little bits of wilderness are encroaching on Fred Tabor's sky-blue Lynden home. The woods are coming closer, the animals are growing more brazen -- and Tabor couldn't be more pleased.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]