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: December 8, 2010
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says the tax cut deal the President struck with Republicans does not have his vote, at least not the way it stands today. Brown is concerned about the effects huge tax breaks could have on Social Security and Medicare.
During the past five months, the Community Shelter Board has spent $194,000 putting up families and individuals in hotel rooms and other temporary shelters. Executive Director Michelle Heritage-Ward predicts the board will spend $230,000 for emergency shelter by the end of the year. Last year, the board spent $5,000 on such programs.
In Columbus, red light cameras are being touted as a way to make intersections safer. In nearby Dublin, engineers believe that in some cases getting rid of traffic lights altogether is the key to protecting motorists. That’s why the Columbus suburb has converted a handful of intersections to roundabouts.