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Question Your World: Does Honey Have Medical Applications?

From cereal to tea to even some wintertime adult beverages, honey is a very popular condiment. The taste of honey can cure a sweet tooth and sometimes even help an aching throat, but can honey have medical applications? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Hot Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing's High Tech Career Paths

What do you think of when you think of a factory? Some loud, dirty place where thousands of workers assemble the same parts over and over for 8 hours a day? Well guess what? We're not talking about your Grandfather’s factory anymore! Thanks to Advanced Manufacturing – the making of products using cutting edge technology- factories in Virginia and all over the US are undergoing some exciting changes. Today's high tech work environments are bright, relatively quiet factories that are almost as sterile as a medical lab.

Question Your World: How Do Languages Impact Infants?

One of humanity’s most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages. Our languages determine cultural understanding, education, and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So, how do languages impact infants? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can Genetic Mutations Really Happen?

From radioactive bug bites to strange evolutionary adaptations, the concept of mutations has been a part of science fiction for a long time. Growing blue fur, healing super quickly, or flying are just a few examples of results of genetic mutations, but can these genetic mutations really happen? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Geocaching in the Woods and the City

Think of geocaching as a high tech scavenger hunt that can be played virtually anywhere, anytime, with any number of people. It's a world wide phenomenon that involves satellite science to hide and search for containers that contain a log and other trinkets called hitch hikers. Jared Ress, an interpreter at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County, says geocaching is being done all over the world.

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