Family fun in Columbia
South Carolina’s state capital has plenty of fun things to do
by Marilyn Jones
Columbia, S.C., is an easy three-and-a-half-hour interstate drive from the Triangle and well worth the trip when you survey all this state capital has to offer. From the EdVenture Children’s Museum to the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden to the Columbia Museum of Art to Cogaree National Park located in nearby Hopkins, the area has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
A study in creepy crawlies
Uncovering the exoskeletons in your closet
by Dr. Michelle Trautwein
It was the middle of the night when the cat crept into my room, carrying her prey. Purring with pride, she gently presented me with a mortally wounded American cockroach the size of her head. This dying roach, gifted to me on my pillow, then heaved its damaged body across my sleeping face. Eww. You know the roach I’m talking about. It’s big, and though some people call it a water bug or a palmetto bug, no name can disguise that fact that it is just a giant flying roach.