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Virginia Junior Academy of Science Gathers Great Minds and Communicators

Recently, the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium took place at Virginia Commonwealth University.  For three days, eight hundred of Virginia's middle and high school students with a passion for science came together to share their research with their peers and to be judged by experts.

Question Your World: What’s The Deal With Fidget Spinners?

Which recent market place sensation has harnessed a groundbreaking scientific technology, has surpassed the sale of a half a billion dollars, is flying off the shelves everywhere, and uses some of the most fundamental laws of physics? No, it's not the new Tesla. It's the Fidget Spinner! Which brings us to our obvious big question for today, what’s the deal with Fidget Spinners? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Is There Any Other Life in the Universe?

We are in the business of asking big questions. Is there any other life in the universe? Certainly a huge question, but totally worth digging into! What constitutes life could range from simple molecular organisms to highly evolved civilizations with advanced technology. Luckily, astronomers are looking for everything in that range and even have a few places to look.Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Why is NASA Studying Virginia's Atmosphere?

Virginians may see something interesting in the air through out the month of May. That’s because NASA has a special plane conducting a survey right here in our home-state. This of course raises the obvious question why is NASA studying Virginia’s atmosphere? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: How Much Do We Really Know About Our Past?

In 2015 we focused in on human evolution story that had the science community totally puzzled. The discovery of a new species of hominid shook up our family tree and brought up more questions about our own past. After a few more years of work and research on this topic scientists now have some updates on this ancient family member of ours. These findings are causing even more questions and getting the science community even more worked up.

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