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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

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.

Question Your World: Can Genetic Mutations Really Happen?

From radioactive bug bites to strange evolutionary adaptations, the concept of mutations has been a part of science fiction for a long time. Growing blue fur, healing super quickly, or flying are just a few examples of results of genetic mutations, but can these genetic mutations really happen? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can Stress Be Good for You?

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up it’s followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives. While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for. In that case, can stress be good for you? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Why Did Scientists Just Spend Four Months in Hawaii?

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year vacation is not always the reason for the trip. So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Make Soft Robots?

A long time ago the notion of a robot was usually surrounded by sheer fiction and fantasy, then slowly we started to see robots in their early bulky shapes, and after many decades of technological growth we currently have highly accurate and durable robots that are commonly used in a myriad of industries. So, what's the next generation of robots going to be like? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Invent Our Way Out of Any Problem?

From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems we have proven to be quite the inventive species. Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that always work? Can we invent our way out of any problem? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can We Have Good Coffee In Space?

Coffee is one of the most traded goods on this planet and regardless of location or language it continues to be a part of humanity's morning traditions. As we have explored various aspects of our natural world, coffee has followed us along. But what about space? Can we have good coffee in space? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Can Other Animals Outdo Our Mental Abilities?

Ah yes, humanity. The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth. Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop into their full cerebral capabilities. Out of all those billions upon billions of organisms that have been here, we seem to be the only ones to develop the mental capabilities that allow for language, advanced technology, and attempt to quench the curiosity about the natural world both within and light years away. All thanks to our big brains, but can any other animals outdo our mental abilities?

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