“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.
While we can claim some pretty remarkable advances in human health, a whole different species is now getting credit for the earliest use of medicine. Scientists just found proof of prehistoric medical knowledge that pushes the world of medicine back nearly 40,000 years! Who was the first to know about pain relief? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
On Tuesday, March 14 have a pizza – or maybe an apple “pie” to celebrate “Pi” day!
3.14. “Pi”. The number π is the mathematical constant, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “Pi.”
Feel that warm spring breeze floating in the air? A return to brighter days might be triggering it! Daylight Saving Time (NOTE: No “s” on “Saving”!) begins at 2:00 a.m., Sunday March 12. Remember - “Spring ahead; Fall back” So--get up at 2:00 a.m. and turn your clock ahead an hour, then go back to sleep!
The day and night cycle on Earth helps bring us different temperatures. Obviously the day time is when things warm up and our nights get colder as we face away from the sun. Recently scientists have been noticing how our nights are increasing in temperature and causing us to experience more tropical nights. This leads to today’s big question, how are we impacted by Tropical Nights?
As technology advances so do our options on travel. Not only do our options for how we travel change, but so do the options for where we travel. Aerospace manufacturer, SpaceX, has just announced that it will be sending two individuals to orbit the moon in 2018. Is space tourism possible in the near future? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.