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Question Your World: What Are The Numbers Behind Thanksgiving?

Every November millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Since we are obviously big fans of science and math, this is a great opportunity to look at some of the numbers behind the big holiday. After all, metric accounting is a great way to answer today’s big question: What are the numbers behind Thanksgiving? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: When Did We Start Using Bees?

Humans have had relationships with many animals including the current hot topic of the science world, honeybees. The bee population right now is experiencing some pretty drastic changes so knowing our relationship with them is more important than ever. With that said, let’s tackle today’s big question, when did we start using bees? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Could Clean Energy Provide Power For An Entire State?

As technology and scientific research progresses we see more and more options on how to better power large groups of people. While countries around the world are all trying to become the first to go 100% green energy there are still some major steps necessary to make that a reality. Perhaps this new approach to powering the future rests in the hands of states and cities? Is this even possible though?

Question Your World: Can Bugs Predict Climate Change?

Humans and animals have had quite the relationship. Throughout the years we’ve used animals to serve many valuable functions in our lives ranging from food to companionship to research and beyond. However, in an ever changing climate pattern there could be new uses for animals in our lives. Maybe better understand climate change by studying insects. Can bugs predict climate change? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Why Is Microsleep So Scary?

It’s almost Halloween again, a great opportunity to get into some scary things in the science world! While ghouls and goblins don't scare most of us, there are some very frightening things that science has been trying to tackle for sometime now. Some of them have to do with dangers that lurk billions of miles away while others deal with the scary stuff that happens within our bodies, like microsleep.

Question Your World: Where Are All the Futuristic Cars?

Marty McFly time traveled from 1989 to October 21, 2015 in the movie Back To The Future 2. There are tons of new pieces of technology that were put on display, but the most noticeable one is flying cars. Since it’s 2015, it's now fair game to ask the question - Where are all the futuristic cars? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Which New Material Was Just Invented?

From caves and mammoth skin tents to our asphalt-paved plastic and steel world, our relationships to materials have greatly impacted the way we live. Every now and then a new material is produced that changed the world. Since we build upon the knowledge of the past there is no doubt that a new material will eventually replace an existing one. So, which new material was just invented? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Who's Doing Something about Renewable Energy?

There are about four people born every single second. As our growing population's energy needs grows, the more we will need clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to power our future. So, who’s doing something about renewable energy? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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.

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.

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