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How Big Can Facebook Get?

In the last decade we’ve seen something grow from a seemingly passing trend for college students to something that now seems like a daily or sometimes hourly necessity, social media. As the years continue we see more and more use of social media across the planet. Facebook currently leads the world in social media audience and is still growing.

The Diversity Problem in Science

Why is it we know so little about the lived experiences of scientists of color and their responses to the claims made about them in the name of science? Dr. Evelyn Hammonds, a historian of science at Harvard University, uses W. E. B. DuBois' 1939 essay, “The Negro Scientist,” to address the question of the persistent under-representation of native-born U.S. African –Americans, Native Americans and Latino Americans in the U.S. scientific and technical workforce from the early 20th century to the present.

What are the Stranger Things in Science?

According to the Neilson ratings, in the first three days of November 15.8 million people watched the first episode of the Netflix original, Stranger Things! Also, 326,000 binge watchers watched the entire second season on the day it was released! Fictional shows are good and well, but the science world has some pretty strange facts to offer as well. What are the Stranger Things in science? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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