Pumpkin pies have become quite an important part of American tradition and history. In fact, every a few hundred million pies are made in the United States. This autumnal treat has a wonderful history, but what about it's future? Will climate change impact our pumpkins? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
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Since the late 1920′s television has become a more common part of our lives. Currently there are nearly 2 billion TV sets in use on our planet. From a large cathode ray unit to the slick mounted internet friendly flat screen, the television has undergone some pretty fantastic upgrades. This prompts the next question, what’s the next big television upgrade? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few decades, you’ve been hearing a lot about climate change. This global topic has been studied and flagged as a major concern by nearly the entire globe’s scientific community. In case you were wondering what has been changing due to climate change, we’ve got you covered. Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Tattoos are a pretty common form of self adornment. This ritual has been practiced since ancient times to display hierarchy, lineage, and self expression. As technology has progressed the styles and types of tattoos have become more diverse and complex, but can tattoos be more than art on our skin? Can tattoos help fight diseases? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out..
The Norfolk area of Virginia has been in the spotlight for some time now. Our coastal areas have been making news because they are experiencing the fastest sea level rise on the East coast. These issues may seem small now, but they hold very serious consequences in the near future. We can’t quite reverse the trend in our neck oft he woods, but we can prepare and make proper plans for the future of our state based on the data provided by climate experts.
Sometimes we hear big news when things change. For example a sports team may get a new coach or a spacecraft may complete its mission. Sometimes things stay the same, but our understanding of them changes. Pluto has not changed any, but our understanding of it sure has. Similarly our understanding of something here on Earth recently changed, giraffes.
We’ve all heard about clogged highways, cases of road rage, and large amounts of CO2 emissions, but scientists just did a study on yet another aspect of traffic. It turns out that the environmental and psychological stresses are not the only effects that cars are having on us. Recently scientists asked the big question, how does traffic impact your brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
From camp fires in the night sky to knowledge about our ever expanding universe, the cosmos has always fascinated human beings. However, one of the biggest questions still remains unanswered, is anyone else out there? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
You’ve probably heard by now that the Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach areas are experiencing the fastest sea level rise on the East Coast. How could this be happening? Like many other complex issues, there are a few variables at play. We discussed some of the global reasons for sea level rise, but what about our costal areas right here in Virginia? Are the rumors true? Are our coastal areas sinking?
For 250,000 years humanity has looked up at the vastness of the night sky and wondered about what else could possibly be out there. Over the years our search has become a bit more fine tuned, but we still wonder that big question if we’re alone in the universe or if there’s possibly a place that could hold life. Right now astronomers are thrilled to hear rumors about a big announcement that the European Southern Observatory will make in a few weeks.