The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
WOSU News Archives For July 2005
Federated Department Stores Thursday announced plans to close three Columbus stores. The company which owns Macy’s will close the Macy’s store at the Eastland Mall as well as the Kaufmann’s stores at the Polaris and Tuttle malls.
Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to vote on a proposed tax increase. Commissioners are looking for ways to close a $55-million gap in the county budget.
As the body ages it loses flexibility and muscle tone, and seniors often suffer from decreased mobility and an increased likelihood of falling. A new study suggests an ancient martial art can help keep seniors flexible and confident. A Journal of Advanced Nursing report suggests seniors practicing Tai Chi see improvement in their mobility, balance, and muscle tone.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would require companies to notify customers when their personal information is illegally accessed. The legislation follows further large-scale thefts of customer information from processing centers. Officials from OSU and Huntington Bank provide information on keeping personal information secure.
Franklin County commissioners are expected to vote later this week on proposals to boost sales taxes and real estate fees. The proposed tax hikes would help erase a projected 55-million dollar deficit.
Columbus is home to a bicycling broadcaster whose idea has received attention from the mainstream media and bloggers alike. Daniel Jolliffe’s idea is a high-tech version of the soap box of old.
The west has been won, and cowboys now ply their trade on fenced ranches instead of the open plains, but this past weekend the western spirit found its way back to Ohio with a professional rodeo in Dover, Ohio.
It’s been said often that music soothes the soul. To someone suffering from cancer, music can do much more . It can ease suffering. At the Ohio State University’ James Cancer Hospital some three dozen volunteer musicians do just that.
In June of 1969 a train crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland tossed a spark that ignited oil and kerosene floating on the river’s surface. The fire spread to debris caugh beneath the train trestle, and the Cuyahoga River fire was born.
Serious birding takes serious time, energy, and friends. Science writer and WOSU contributor, Holly Wagner recently tagged along with a group of local birders as they set out for a day-long adventure to log as many different species as possible.