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Cincinnati Zoo
11:43 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Zoo introduces newest addition, holding naming contest

Mother "Kimia" and her new baby.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

An 8-week-old bonobo (pronounced bah-NO-bow) made her official debut to the public today at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The baby girl was born November 17 to mother "Kimia" and father "Vergil."  This is the zoo's eighth bonobo birth. 

Infant bonobos are born almost helpless and have to be carried everywhere by their mothers for the first two years.

The Cincinnati Zoo is only one of eight zoos in the country to exhibit bonobos.  There are few of them left in the wild.

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Local News
5:27 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Plenty of May primary choices for SW Ohio voters

There will be no shortage of contested races in the four southwest Ohio counties in the May primary.

The deadline for candidates to file for the May primary was 4 p.m. today.

The following is a list of the contested races. It is not the final, official list because petitions still have to be checked by county boards of elections for some of the candidates who filed. Here’s who filed:

Hamilton County:

9th Ohio Senate District: Incumbent Democrat Eric Kearney is term-limited out; and his open seat has drawn a crowd in the Democratic primary.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:32 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Debate over MSD policies rages on

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel is clarifying what he says are some misconceptions about the current Metropolitan Sewer District standoff with the City of Cincinnati. Specifically, procurement policies set forth by the city which the county says are unfair and in some cases illegal.

"First, at this point, only three projects are potentially being impacted due to this issue," he says. "Several others are awaiting technical evaluation and others are scheduled to be brought forward over the next several months. Many of the projects do not have time sensitive schedules."

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Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

The sky's the limit for UC drone researchers

UC's UAV hovers on campus.
Ann Thompson WVXU

 The Cincinnati Fire Department is looking into the possibility of using drones in the future. The city is partnering with the University of Cincinnati to test, what promises to be, a turn-key system.

The whirr and the sight of this small quadroter freezes University of Cincinnati students in their tracks as they stare at it in subzero temperatures.

Graduate Student Bryan Brown says, “Oh yes, every time we do this we have about 10 people stop and they’ll come up and take videos, especially when it’s warmer.”

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Creation Debate
10:57 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Creation v Evolution: The Nye-Ham Debate

Nye (left) and Ham (right) debate the question, "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?"
Creation Museum live stream

Creation versus evolution. That was the topic that occupied Bill Nye, the Science Guy and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham for two and a half hours Tuesday night. The central question was whether creation is a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era.

On the ‘no’ side, Nye pointed to various things science has shown to be more than 6,000 years old as creationists suggest.

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