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How Big Can Facebook Get?

In the last decade we’ve seen something grow from a seemingly passing trend for college students to something that now seems like a daily or sometimes hourly necessity, social media. As the years continue we see more and more use of social media across the planet. Facebook currently leads the world in social media audience and is still growing.

What are the Stranger Things in Science?

According to the Neilson ratings, in the first three days of November 15.8 million people watched the first episode of the Netflix original, Stranger Things! Also, 326,000 binge watchers watched the entire second season on the day it was released! Fictional shows are good and well, but the science world has some pretty strange facts to offer as well. What are the Stranger Things in science? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Why Do We Get Scared?

‘Tis the season for something scary, right? As we head towards Halloween we love thinking about the science behind what makes us so scared and why? Evolution's done some pretty awesome things to help us survive, including giving us the ability to get scared. With that said, let’s ask a very fundamental question, why do we get scared? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

What Makes The New Virginia Facebook Data Center So Cool?

In a cool turn of events, Facebook “liked” us! The social media giant Facebook has just announced that it will be building its newest state-of-the-art data center right here in Virginia! Data centers require a lot of energy, but Facebook has some pretty cutting edge plans for their new data center. What makes the new Virginia Facebook data center so cool? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

How is Google Helping Puerto Rico's Communication Needs?

Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico decimated in Sept of 2017. While recovery efforts are underway the island still faces many challenges to truly getting things up and running. Emergency organizations, governments, and private businesses are all pitching in to get the island's recovery efforts moving forward. Google has offered to help bring the hurricane battered island some help in their communication infrastructure using a pretty awesome approach.

Question Your World: Why Have Recent Hurricanes Been So Strong?

This year’s hurricane season has been quite intense to say the least! Hurricane season is not even over and we've some big storms that have broken records, one after the other. Why have these recent hurricanes been so strong? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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