This week on the Buffalo Review (May 11), we covered skin cancer, a “save the bees” program in Kenmore and a poetry delivery service. First, we spoke Dr. Ilene Rothman, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, about skin cancer awareness month.
A group of nurses at the Erie County Medical Center have started an initiative to collect items intended to provide some comfort to victims of sexual assault. Often victims who visit a hospital or crisis center are required to leave behind their clothing or other belongings, because they’re needed as evidence.
The Buffalo Museum of Science recently discovered a rare elephant bird egg, which has been in the museum’s possession since 1939, is actually real, after being mislabeled as a model for decades. The egg is about a foot long, 2 feet 4 inches in circumference and weighs 3 pounds 5 ounces.
The Virgin Hyperloop One, which is essentially a floating train in a tube predicted to reach speeds over 600 mph, has the potential to change the way people travel. Billionaire businessmen and engineer Elon Musk first introduced the idea as a “fifth mode of transpiration.”
April ended on a high note for Buffalo sports fans, with exciting news for both major professional teams. First, the Buffalo Bills traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft, April 26-28, to select quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh pick and then added linebacker Tremaine Edmunds later in the round with the 16th pick.
The Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport opened last month, marking its 66th year in business. It was the latest opening in the history of the drive-in after a less than favorable spring in western New York. Drive-in theaters have been around since the 1930s, however, their popularity began to decline in the 1970s and currently they make up less than 2 percent of movie theaters in the U.S.
This week on the Buffalo Review (May 4), we covered comfort care kits for sexual assault victims, an animal abuse registry in Chautauqua County, the discovery of a rare elephant bird egg and a big week in Buffalo sports.