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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.

'Tis the Season of Making: Innovation, Science and Art in the Maker Movement

Why do we humans want to make things? What is it that drives us to create? Why do we build or paint or design something that is either beautiful or something that will make our lives better- or both? What do “Makers” know and do that could benefit us all? In this season of gift seeking and giving, I’d like to encourage you to join the Maker Movement.

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.

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