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Question Your World: How Are Richmond’s Climate Resiliency Efforts Going?

Richmond, VA’s mayor Levar Stoney recently announced that the river city will reduce its heat trapping gas emissions a whopping 80% by the year 2050! The Office of Sustainability has also just released the 2017 annual progress report. So, let’s look at ourselves and see how we’re doing. How are Richmond’s climate resiliency efforts going? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Is Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet Possible?

“Wonder Woman” is crushing it in theaters right now, but we don’t want to give away any spoilers, so let’s talk about some classic Wonder Woman stuff from her comic book career instead, specifically her invisible jet. Is Wonder Woman’s invisible jet possible right now? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: What’s The Deal With Fidget Spinners?

Which recent market place sensation has harnessed a groundbreaking scientific technology, has surpassed the sale of a half a billion dollars, is flying off the shelves everywhere, and uses some of the most fundamental laws of physics? No, it's not the new Tesla. It's the Fidget Spinner! Which brings us to our obvious big question for today, what’s the deal with Fidget Spinners? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Is There Any Other Life in the Universe?

We are in the business of asking big questions. Is there any other life in the universe? Certainly a huge question, but totally worth digging into! What constitutes life could range from simple molecular organisms to highly evolved civilizations with advanced technology. Luckily, astronomers are looking for everything in that range and even have a few places to look.Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Why is NASA Studying Virginia's Atmosphere?

Virginians may see something interesting in the air through out the month of May. That’s because NASA has a special plane conducting a survey right here in our home-state. This of course raises the obvious question why is NASA studying Virginia’s atmosphere? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Much Do We Really Know About Our Past?

In 2015 we focused in on human evolution story that had the science community totally puzzled. The discovery of a new species of hominid shook up our family tree and brought up more questions about our own past. After a few more years of work and research on this topic scientists now have some updates on this ancient family member of ours. These findings are causing even more questions and getting the science community even more worked up.

Question Your World:How Do Soft Drinks Impact the Brain?

Americans consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of sugar in 2016, a lot of that was due to the consumption of sweetened drinks and sodas. Scientists have been looking into the impacts of sugar on the human system for a while now, but in a recent study scientists asked a different but very important question: How do soft drinks impact the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Why Are You Tired Even After Sleeping?

Waking up can be a little slow going to say the least, right? Well, let’s talk about why we feel tired even when we get enough sleep. Some people, even after the suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep, will still feel tired throughout the day. Sleep researchers have been looking into this and have a few thoughts on the world of sleep. Let's dig into today's big question: Why are you tired even after sleeping? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: How Many Species Are On Earth Right Now?

New species are discovered all the time. In fact one hundred and thirty three new species were identified last year alone. So, while all these new species are being discovered rather frequently, let’s ask today’s big question: How many species are on Earth right now? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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