A long time ago, we humans used to look up to the cosmos to get predictions on health and wellness. Comets, eclipses, and other celestial ongoings were thought to signify times of great health or plague and famine. As we progressed in our understanding of the world we start to rely more on doctors and less on what was happening in the sky. So, where are we now? We have a myriad of amazing technological assistance available to us virtually anywhere on Earth right now.
At some point in our lives we’ve all been told about how eating hot chili peppers will clear up your sinuses, right? Recently, scientists asked a different, but related question. Can eating hot chili peppers make you live longer? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
For the last few years, we’ve been hearing about the decline of the bees. Now, in the first week of 2017, the rusty patched bumble bee has officially been designated as an endangered species. To dig in a little deeper, let’s see what’s putting the sting on our bees. Why are bees an endangered species?Listen to this Question Your Worldradio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Science has solved a lot of the mysteries of the universe, but there are still many things that we know very little about, like our brain. The brain is our cerebral powerhouse and we humans have a pretty unique one compared to all the species that live here on Earth. Recently scientists did an experiment to answer a very big question: How does the way you breathe impact your brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
The match business was booming at the turn of the 20th century when a match factory opened in Chesterfield County. The American Match Manufacturing Company started its Coalboro plant in 1903 near what today is Pocahontas State Park, according to Ken Shiflett, whose hobby is researching Chesterfield County history. The plant, which operated for 7 years, made its own matchsticks from trees grown on the property and received raw materials and shipped matches using a rail spur next to the plant.