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Question Your World: Is There Water On Mars?

On September 28, 2015, NASA scientists announced there is currently liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. This opens the door to a myriad of other questions and thoughts. We’ve yet to send humans to the red planet nor do we have tangible proof of liquid water, so how do we know there is water on Mars? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Don't Miss the Rare Supermoon Eclipse this Sunday

Article by: Jerrold Samford, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Troutman Saunders--A dramatic total lunar eclipse is (pardon the pun) on the horizon for eastern North America. The “partial eclipse” will begin around 8:07 p.m. Sunday night, September 27th. The full eclipse will begin about 9:11 p.m. and the maximum eclipse will be at about 9:47 p.m.. Totality will last an hour and 12 minutes.

Question Your World: Can Life Exist on Moons?

In the vastness of space there are huge galactic clusters, super-sized galaxies, massive black holes, and gigantic planets. Perhaps living on a relatively small planet impacts our take on moons. These natural satellites serve pretty important purposes, but we rarely think of them as important research destinations. Perhaps that will change when we start asking questions like can life exist on moons? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

UVA Researchers Finding Ways to Make Football Safer

Researchers at UVA say some football collisions are like a car crash. 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this Science Matters report.

Richard Kent, a Biomechanical Engineer at the University of Virginia, and his colleagues are experts in protecting the body. Their lab is examining everything in football protective gear, head to toe. Better helmets have reduced concussions 35% in two years, but Kent says that is not enough.

Question Your World: Can We Be Allergic to Wi-Fi Signals?

As we progress and change the world around us, our bodies have to adjust to these changes as well. For example, before the advent of certain cosmetics no one had allergic reactions to them. Once they were invented some people started to notice they don’t do well with those chemicals interacting with their skin. Currently, most of our advancement is in the digital and technical world. One of the biggest breakthroughs in recent times is the advent of Wi-Fi technology. Can we be allergic to Wi-Fi signals?


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