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 14, 2010
Columbus Police continue their search of a hit and run driver who killed a road crew worker on I-70 Westbound early Wednesday morning. Some are raising safety questions about highway workers.
New York Yankees owner and Ohio native George Steinbrenner died Tuesday, a little over a week after his 80th birthday. Steinbrenner, who was born in Rocky River near Cleveland, had been in fragile health for years. The New York Yankees won 7 World Series championships during Steinbrenner’s ownership. A friend and former Yankees employee Dick Smith commented Tuesday in Columbus on his long-standing relationship with Steinbrenner.
Columbus City Council is creating a bluprint for downtown. City council members want a ten-year plan to ensure a thriving economy for businesses and residents of the state’s capital.
This is the first summer travel season where air passengers are having to go through full body scanners. The scanners are designed to protect air travelers but they continue to spur complaints about invasion of privacy, possible health risks and check-in delays. WOSU reports on how passengers at Port Columbus are adjusting.