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How a Happy Meal Toy Might Lead to a Future Technology Breakthrough

“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.

Question Your World: Who was the First to Know about Pain Relief?

While we can claim some pretty remarkable advances in human health, a whole different species is now getting credit for the earliest use of medicine. Scientists just found proof of prehistoric medical knowledge that pushes the world of medicine back nearly 40,000 years! Who was the first to know about pain relief? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Celebrate "Pi" Day

On Tuesday, March 14 have a pizza – or maybe an apple “pie” to celebrate “Pi” day

3.14. “Pi”. The number π is the mathematical constant, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “Pi.”

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