Category Archives: science

  Movie Journey

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Ever wanted to explore the ecology of our inland seas, its threatened species and conservation efforts? Looking for something to do, other than shopping, this weekend? Than why not take a holiday break or a long lunch and go experience the “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” playing at the Great Lakes Science Center.

It takes a drop of water nearly 400 years to travel from the headwaters of Lake Superior to the edge of Lake Ontario. Along the way, the water passes by towering cliffs dotted with early Native American pictographs, caribou and moose grazing on the shores, over giant prehistoric sturgeon lurking among thousands of shipwrecks and past nearly 40 million people who live along the more than 10,000 miles of coastline. It is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It’s a MUST SEE!

November 28-30, 12 & 3 pm and December 1-24, 12pm. For directions, fees, etc. visit www.glsc.org

  Did You Know?

Case Western Reserve University researchers are studying a strain of “super mice” to understand the effects of extreme exercise on human disease and aging. Amped up on 100 times the normal amount of blood-sugar enzyme, these rodents ran 3.7 miles (.13 is typical) and females gave birth until age 2.5 – that’s the equivalent of age 70 for us human women folk! Go extreme exercise. :)

Who knows what is going on over at Case…but that is one crazy stat…

– found in the April Issue of Glamour Magazine