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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

Question Your World: Can Our Senses Impact How Long We Live?

Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories. Smells, scents, tastes, touch, and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer? Can our senses impact how long we live? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: What's the Latest Cool Plant Discovery?

Despite huge Hollywood movies, last minute political shifts, or surprising athletic accomplishments, nothing can come close to bizarre and fascinating like nature. After thousands of years of exploring the most common and remote places we’re still continuing to find truly remarkable aspects of our natural world. Animals, atmospheric change, marine patterns, and many other natural aspects have shocked the senses and rattled the imagination, but sometimes very ordinary things pack quite the shocking punch, especially in plants. So, what’s the latest cool plant discovery?

Question Your World: Can We Alter Our Own DNA?

Wether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so, can we alter our own DNA? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Do We Focus?

There sure are a lot of distractions in our world. The more we discover or understand the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff. So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes, and constant changes how do we manage to focus on anything? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Is There Such a Thing as Good Fat?

As we understand more about health and nutrition the more we strive to make our bodies as healthy as possible. This means practicing proper dietary standards, exercising, and keeping health risks at bay. One of the largest aspects of this is dealing with the fat on our bodies, but is there such a thing as good fat? Check out this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

This is a tale of two fats. It's about the best of fat and it's about the worst of fat.

Question Your World: Can We Live on Another Planet?

Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live. So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one, after all, we happen to live on one. Are there any other places that are similar? Can we live on another planet? Check out this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Did Zebras Get Their Stripes?

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact. That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can Your Skull Be Replaced?

Cases for mobile phones are one of the most common purchases made when getting a new phone. This makes perfect sense because it is very important to protect the phone. After all, it holds a lot of important information and allows the user to do a myriad of things at a moment's notice. Well, similarly our brain is very important and nature's well designed case for it, the skull, plays a very important protective role. The only thing that is unlike the mobile phone case, your brain can't be replaced...or can it?

Question Your World: What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option. Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere. So, who brought chickens to the Americas? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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