Americans consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of sugar in 2016, a lot of that was due to the consumption of sweetened drinks and sodas. Scientists have been looking into the impacts of sugar on the human system for a while now, but in a recent study scientists asked a different but very important question: How do soft drinks impact the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Waking up can be a little slow going to say the least, right? Well, let’s talk about why we feel tired even when we get enough sleep. Some people, even after the suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep, will still feel tired throughout the day. Sleep researchers have been looking into this and have a few thoughts on the world of sleep. Let's dig into today's big question: Why are you tired even after sleeping? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Because of its geology, Central Virginia was the site of the first commercial coal mining in North America.
The James River Coal basin, a football shaped area 55 miles long and 12 to 17 miles wide, runs from Amelia County to Hanover County, according to Peppy Jones.
New species are discovered all the time. In fact one hundred and thirty three new species were identified last year alone. So, while all these new species are being discovered rather frequently, let’s ask today’s big question: How many species are on Earth right now? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this year on the morning of Saturday, April 22nd, as Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris trailing Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). Comet Thatcher last visited the inner solar system in 1861, and isn’t expected to return until the year 2276. The “inner solar system” is the region between the Sun and Mars.
Calling all Science Teachers! It’s time to submit your most innovative and effective lesson plans and share best practices with Science Teachers across Virginia at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Annual Professional Development Institute. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science” and submissions are due by May 1, 2017.