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: September 2, 2008
An appeals court in Ohio says a state taxlevied on grocery store sales is unconstitutional.
Supporters of a new state law that slashes the interest charges payday lenders may charge have won two unexpected endorsements.
The Schottenstein Department Store stood on South Parsons avenue for nearly a century. But it’s been vacant for several years and now its demolition is underway. For neighbors the sadness of seeing a landmark disappear is eased by plans to build a new health center in its place.
It’s political convention time. The democrats met in Denver last week. The republicans are meeting in St. Paul this week. Columbus has seen its share of conventions, most of them non-political. Local historian and WOSU commentator Ed Lentz remembers one 19th century convention that had a lasting impact.
The Columbus Clippers proclaimed it the end of an era. Monday night the Clippers played their final game at the 76-year-old Cooper Stadium.
Before the invention of the computer and the CD-ROM, medical students learned surgical procedures by studying textbooks, practicing on cadavers and watching other surgeons. Now, with even more advanced technology than the CD-ROM, med students can learn some of the most delicate operations on virtual simulators.