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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

Question Your World: Can Diet Impact Aging?

From the days of domesticating agriculture our diet has played a huge role in who we are as a species. As technology advanced we were able to do more with food and learn more about what food does to us. Now scientists are asking bold new questions and getting some pretty amazing answers. For example, can diet impact aging? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can We Really Use the Force?

We’re all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the force. Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things with our minds? Can we really use the Force? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Is Venom Beneficial to our Health?

Sometimes there are some unusual paths that lead scientists to some unexpected discoveries. Inspirations for bold innovative advances come from interesting places, but medical advances sometimes come from the strangest places. With that said, can venom be helpful for our health? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Can We Make Batteries Better?

Remote controllers, cars, laptops, and smoke detectors are just some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function. In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how can we make batteries better? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Does Curiosity Change the Brain?

Humanity’s ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species. We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity. Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does curiosity change the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Is There a Better Way to Study Our Brain?

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos. This technological growth seems to happen in various industries from space research to the smallest cells in our bodies. So, is there a better way to study our brain?

Question Your World: Does Honey Have Medical Applications?

From cereal to tea to even some wintertime adult beverages, honey is a very popular condiment. The taste of honey can cure a sweet tooth and sometimes even help an aching throat, but can honey have medical applications? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Do Languages Impact Infants?

One of humanity’s most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages. Our languages determine cultural understanding, education, and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So, how do languages impact infants? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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