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Orton Geological Museum Mounts Antarctic Dinosaur Skeleton

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Orton Geological Museum Mounts Antarctic Dinosaur Skeleton

You know T-rex and raptors and Dilophosaurus, sauropods and theropods and Ankylosaurus. But do you recall the coldest dinosaur of all? Ohio State University geologist David Elliot was not looking for dinosaurs when he went to Antarctica in 1991. There wouldn’t have been much reason to — very few dinosaur fossils have ever been recovered […]

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Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

A plan to run a self-driving shuttle bus in a loop between the Scioto Peninsula and the new Smart Columbus Experience Center was first announced last summer. Today it was revealed that Michigan-based startup May Mobility will be operating the shuttles, and that other routes could be added in the future. Testing of the all-electric […]

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Smart Columbus Roundup: New Plans for Electric Vehicles, Event Parking and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Roundup: New Plans for Electric Vehicles, Event Parking and More

Smart Columbus opened its new Experience Center Downtown in June. Also revealed at that time was a plan to purchase a self-driving shuttle bus that will run in a loop between the new center and COSI. That project is still on track to open before the end of the year, but there have been a series […]

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To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

This summer, an expedition from the Ohio State University set out to the ends of the Earth to study one of Earth’s greatest threats. The team of scientists from OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center first flew from Columbus to Lima, then to Cusco, and then drove for a day to a place called […]

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NEXT: Theocracy in America?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Theocracy in America?

My undergraduate major was ancient history, which I switched to (from economics) because of a brilliant and charismatic professor. I hung on his every word. Except for one occasion. He made a statement in class once to the effect that “Every society’s form of government eventually becomes a theocracy.” As an ancient historian, he was […]

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OSU Professor Discusses Ohio’s ‘Feathered Superhighway’ at Columbus Science Pub

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU Professor Discusses Ohio’s ‘Feathered Superhighway’ at Columbus Science Pub

It was an unusually cool August day at COSI’s CityView Patio, a perfect reminder that the migratory birds of the Western Hemisphere will soon make their epic journey south for the winter. On their way to South America or the Caribbean, many of those birds will stop and recharge in Ohio, especially on the shores […]

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Columbus Science Pub Flocks to COSI for Bird Talk

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Science Pub Flocks to COSI for Bird Talk

Once a month, Columbus Science Pub offers an opportunity to gather in a relaxed, casual space and learn about scientific topics usually reserved for the classroom. This evening, however, the science will move out of the pub and onto COSI’s plaza for a talk by Dr. Chris Tonra all about birds and bird migration. “2018 […]

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