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Formed Underground or in a Lab: Diamonds Still Sparkle

Thinking about a diamond for your valentine? How about one made by scientists? 

General Electric announced in 1955 that its scientists had created a diamond. Although man-made, the synthetic diamond was pure carbon, just like a natural diamond. The company didn't enter the jewelry business but “used the stones to make tools for cutting and polishing metals, glass and even teeth,” according to GE Reports, a company newsletter.

Question Your World: How Will We Get Medical Updates In The Near Future?

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.

Question Your World: Can Eating Hot Chili Peppers Make You Live Longer?

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.

Question Your World: Why Are Bees An Endangered Species?

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.

Question Your World: How Does The Way You Breathe Impact Your Brain?

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.

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