Dinosaur skeleton ‘Sue’ being moved

The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is on the move.

Chicago’s Field Museum began dismantling the skeleton named Sue on Monday. Crews are preparing to move the display to a new exhibit and bring in a cast of an even larger dinosaur.

Sue has been in the spacious Stanley Field Hall since 2000. Sue’s handler, Bill Simpson, says that despite being the largest T. rex ever found, Sue looks puny beneath the 70-foot-high (21-meter-high) ceiling in the museum’s main hall.

Simpson says Sue will appear in a new exhibition space in 2019, in a second-floor gallery, where it’ll look better.

Sue is making way for a cast of a titanosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur that’s three times the length of the T. rex. Its neck will stretch up to the second-floor balcony level.

— Associated Press

Hints from Heloise

Use sock to stash things at gym

Helen D. in Erie, Pa. writes: When I’m at the gym, I don’t bring valuable jewelry, etc., but I store any small items I don’t want to lose in a designated stray sock. I’ve stitched this sock into my gym bag so it won’t get tossed into the laundry by mistake, and it works as a little storage pouch for my keys and wallet.

Ellen K. in Hammond, Ind. writes: My dog was limping, and I decided to take him to my veterinarian. I shot some video on my phone of the dog walking, thinking that the exam room might be too small, and the dog may not exhibit the same behavior in front of the doctor. The veterinarian appreciated the video and said this helped her diagnose the problem.

— King Features

Drinking wine can be good for brain

Drinking a couple glasses of wine a day helps keep your brain spick and span.

So say University of Rochester researchers who exposed mice to the equivalent of two glasses of red or white wine, or 1.5 pints of beer, a day.

Compared to teetotaling lab animals, the boozy subjects more efficiently flushed waste products linked with dementia and Alzheimer’s from their brains.

Mice were given ethanol, a compound of alcohol. More research is needed to see whether alcohol has the same effect on people as mice.

But the study adds to research into health benefits of low levels of alcohol. In this case, low doses of alcohol aid the glymphatic system, which clears the brain of toxins. Researchers caution that high levels of alcohol consumption temporarily suppressed the glymphatic system.

— Joe Dziemianowicz

New York Daily News