One of the ingredients for making humanity is bipedalism or the ability to walk upright on two appendages. For quite some time now scientists have been exploring Africa in hopes of finding our most ancient ancestors and to further complete the story of human evolution.
This year’s hurricane season has been quite intense to say the least! Hurricane season is not even over and we've some big storms that have broken records, one after the other. Why have these recent hurricanes been so strong? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The medications we use today, to treat everything from coughs to cancer, were developed through a series of steps to figure out how safe and effective they are. It’s a long and expensive process, from lab tests to human subjects, before the drug can be made widely available.
On Friday, September 15th, NASA scientists celebrated a huge milestone in space exploration and also took some time to mourn the loss of an old friend, the Cassini spacecraft. This was one of the most talked about events on the internet that day, but why? What did Cassini do for science? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Collecting data on big problems helps us approach some big decisions, but the seemingly small stuff is important too. This time of year a lot of people experience great discomfort from seasonal allergies. Having a way to know when allergy seasons peak could help many people prepare for pending sniffles and runny noses. When does the ragweed pollen count peak? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Almost everything we know today about the beautiful giant ringed planet comes from Cassini, the NASA mission that launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, the spacecraft has been beaming home miraculous images and scientific data, revealing countless wonders about the planet, its rings, and 62 moons—including some that could harbor life.