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The Tricky Business of Pollinating a Real Stinker

August 20, 2012
They had less than 24 hours to help save a species. If it’s going to bloom at all, Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arum, blooms every three to 10 years. The rest of its life, which can last four decades, is a waiting game for botanists. But when it does bloom, it’s a whirlwind.

ASC Staff Helps Create "Geo Walk"

August 13, 2012
Dale Gnidovec, curator, Orton Geological Museum; and Joan Leonard, coordinator, Biological Sciences Greenhouse, helped create a large scale geological exhibit that shows Ohioans what’s right under their feet.

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years

February 29, 2012
"...there used to be an insect, famous for being big. It's a stick insect, a critter that masquerades as a piece of wood, and the Lord Howe Island version was so large — as big as a human hand — that the Europeans labeled it a "tree lobster"..."