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Question Your World: How Old is Our Solar System?

To better understand our origins we send robots to study parts of the solar system, but occasionally parts of the solar system come to us. Recently a meteorite was discovered that pre-dates the Earth itself! How old is our solar system? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: What Did the Ancient Egyptians Really Worship?

Happy New Year! As the world enters a new year many people are looking at new calendars. Some scientists have recently been looking at a very old calendar and have arrived at a pretty amazing discovery. History and science come together to answer today’s big question, what did the ancient Egyptians really worship? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What Happened In Science This Year?

Aside from light sabers, controversial striped dresses, and Miss Universe mishaps there were lots of big science related headlines this year as well. 2015 was a really busy year for the science community and we could not close out the year without sharing some of our favorite science moments. Let’s look at what happened in science this year!

Question Your World: How Can We Visit other Planets?

There are a lot of challenges in going to other planets. One of the biggest issues is how to get people back from other places to Earth. A new rocket test by SpaceX just became a huge game changer in that conversation by helping answer today's question, how can we visit other planets? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What is a Smart Band-Aid?

As our technological progress moves ahead we see more and more "smart" devices. Phones, cars, and tables have all been made more high tech in the past few years. The same has happened for the medical field, ranging from big complex processes to daily house hold items, like band aids. What is a smart band-aid? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Who’s Helping Address Climate Change?

In an ever changing world, better understanding the impacts of our climate is vastly important for all life on Earth. Energy consumption is one of the most important topics for our growing population. As more energy is used, we put more CO2 into our atmosphere thus drastically altering the natural cycles of our climate. So, let’s ask today's big question: Who’s helping address climate change? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: What Are The Numbers Behind Thanksgiving?

Every November millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Since we are obviously big fans of science and math, this is a great opportunity to look at some of the numbers behind the big holiday. After all, metric accounting is a great way to answer today’s big question: What are the numbers behind Thanksgiving? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: When Did We Start Using Bees?

Humans have had relationships with many animals including the current hot topic of the science world, honeybees. The bee population right now is experiencing some pretty drastic changes so knowing our relationship with them is more important than ever. With that said, let’s tackle today’s big question, when did we start using bees? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Could Clean Energy Provide Power For An Entire State?

As technology and scientific research progresses we see more and more options on how to better power large groups of people. While countries around the world are all trying to become the first to go 100% green energy there are still some major steps necessary to make that a reality. Perhaps this new approach to powering the future rests in the hands of states and cities? Is this even possible though?

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