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..
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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.
While the whole world is fixated on the summer games in Rio let’s use this as an opportunity to dig into some climate science. Athletes and sports fans from around the world have gathered in Rio to observe this awesome pageantry of human potential. Anyone that’s ever planned a party before knows how difficult it is to get a group of people on the same page. So, imagine how incredible it is to bring the world together for a few weeks.
In July of 2016 a huge energy milestone was accomplished when the Solar Impulse 2 plane successfully ended its around the world trip without using a single drop of fossil fuel. While this is journey being celebrated around the world it’s also raising a lot of questions. So today let’s ask the big question that could one day impact how we visit relatives, make work trips, and plan our vacations.
As the global population grows we’ll need more and more food to keep everyone healthy and nourished. Developing nations face this challenge more than other countries, but scientists are working on many interesting ways to keep humanity provided with proper nutrition, including using a very special kind of cockroach.