Union and Confederate soldiers faced a common enemy: disease. Typhoid, measles, diarrhea and pneumonia were among the most common, but the most feared was smallpox. “Smallpox was a devastating disease. On average, three out of every 10 people who got it died,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes.
“Wonder Woman” is crushing it in theaters right now, but we don’t want to give away any spoilers, so let’s talk about some classic Wonder Woman stuff from her comic book career instead, specifically her invisible jet. Is Wonder Woman’s invisible jet possible right now? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
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.
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.
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.