WOSU News Archives For: August 9, 2007

HEAP offers financial relief for heat costs

12:00AM
August
9, 2007

With temperatures in some parts of Central Ohio reaching 100 degrees today Columbus residents are feeling the heat. Keeping cool inside the home has become a challenge for many – especially low income families. But there are options available to ease the burden of paying to stay cool.

Right on pitch: How sparrows learn to sing

12:00AM
August
9, 2007

Just like human children, young songbirds need to hear other birds to develop normal vocalizations. Unlike most sparrows, the diminutive grasshopper sparrow uses two different songs, which it memorizes in different ways. Researchers at Ohio State University’s Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics are working to find out how.

Honk if you love research: Classic car donation funds cancer studies

Richard Solove in his 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom-- his first classic car and the only one he will keep. He donated his unique assembly of Silver Ghosts to the James Cancer Hospital.
12:00AM
August 9, 2007

A Columbus philanthropist donates to Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital, but not merely in dollars. In August, a unique collection of classic Rolls Royce cars will be auctioned to benefit cancer research.