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Prabir Mehta

Articles by Prabir Mehta

Question Your World: Who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists?

Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries. From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific breakthroughs that took place here at home. So, who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Which Trees Improve Our Atmosphere the Most?

Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet. For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, home to many of our meals, and even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which trees absorb the most carbon dioxide? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What Happens When We Kiss?

There’s that indescribable moment right before two people kiss for the first time. This romantic gesture has been a part of our lives for a long time and continues to be the corner stone of emotionally charged experiences and has even been built into various traditions. In this act of romance people exchange comfort and intimacy, but that’s not all that’s exchanged when we kiss. So, what happens when we kiss? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Why Do We Study Mice Brains?

The concept of using mice for experiments is a pretty established aspect of scientific research. Mice are excellent examples of the mammalian systems and often times their bodies help us understand a lot about our own. So, why do we study mice brains? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Should We Rake Leaves?

As autumn makes its presence known to us we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground. This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape. Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science and the big question had to be asked, should we rake leaves? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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.

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