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Science of Professional Athlete Training

How about a little science mixed into our Washington Redskins training this summer? Learn more about the science of training professional athletes with former Washington Redskins Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tony Spinosa and Jane Jakubczak, former Washington Redskins Dietician on Wednesday, August 14th, 12:00 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Bring your lunch or buy it at the museum. This “Lunch Break Science” lecture is free.

Question Your World: Are Bold New Scientific Ideas Still Shaking Up the Foundation?

Not every major scientific discovery is met with open arms. Throughout history some of the biggest discoveries were met with the highest resistance. So are these huge controversial discoveries still being proposed these days? Listen to the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Science Wednesdays: Revealing the Leopard

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:15am -- WCVE

Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat.

Question Your World: Can We Bring Back the Extinct?

Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction? Here’s the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Science Wednesdays: “Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story”

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:58pm -- WCVE

More than a half-century has passed since the publication of Born Free — a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife. What has happened to lions since this story? And what has happened to the people featured in the film? What has Born Free taught us?

Watch Nature: “Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story” July 17 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.

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