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.
September 9th is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day in Ohio.
For years expecting mothers have had to wait until the latter part of their pregnancy to detect fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome. But now there’s a method for earlier detection, and it does not involve drawing blood or amniotic fluid.