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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.

Aquaculture Field Day at Virginia State University

Aquaculture is one of the most rapidly expanding forms of agriculture nationwide, and one that is projected to grow due to market demand for healthy, locally produced foods. It now accounts for 50% of the world’s food fish, and becomes more important every day, especially where there is hunger. Learn more about Virginia State University’s Aquaculture Field Day that took place on October 22 in this special report by 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne.

Earth's Natural Wonders: Extreme Wonders

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 9:56am -- WCVE

Visit extreme locales — from the highest mountain to the greatest canyon — and learn how these places test their inhabitants to the limit. On Mount Everest, a Sherpa has to rope a route across the notorious Khumbu Icefall in time for the hundreds of foreign mountaineers who will arrive for climbing season. In the Grand Canyon, conservationists desperately try to ensure the survival of one of America’s few surviving condor chicks. And, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, farmers fight pitched battles with elephants in the dead of night.

Start-up in Charlottesville Creates Product to Tackle Worldwide Water Contamination

A small, start-up company in Charlottesville is set to tackle the problem of contaminated water worldwide, with a small, silver-infused ceramic pill--the MadiDrop. This new University of Virginia-inspired public benefit company with a global health mission has opened administrative offices and a small production facility in Charlottesville.

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.


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