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Question Your World: Could the Moon Impact Our Sleep?

Without the moon life on Earth would be vastly different. This celestial neighbor has a significant impact on the tides on our planet, which in turn are linked together with a ton of various functions here. Humans are 75% water, so could the moon have an impact on our lives? Check out the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Science Wednesdays: Birds of the Gods

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:22am -- WCVE

Living in the depths of the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the 16th century, they believed they must be from heaven and called them birds of paradise.

The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher.

National Conference Includes Trip to MathScience Innovation Center

The MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) recently welcomed forty Challenger Learning Center Directors from across the United States and Canada. These Directors, who are responsible for the operation of their own Challenger Learning Centers, spent the day at MSiC exploring a new learning simulation platform.

Question Your World: Can We Plant Fake Memories?

What happened to you yesterday? What did you learn? Our lives are built moment by moment and our memory is what allows us to understand the past and continue to operate in the present. So, what happens if your oldest memories get totally replaced? What if we can plant fake memories? Find out what this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia has to say about it.

NASA + Mattel = Mars Explorer Barbie

NASA has teamed up with a lot of people in the past. So, this new collaborative project should come as no surprise. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has teamed up with the toy maker to bring yet another Barbie into this world. Mars Explorer Barbie is part of the “I Can Be” Barbie doll series by which they hope to inspire young girls to become more interested in science based careers.

Question Your World: Can We More Efficiently Feed The Planet?

Science and technology have been leading the way for massive changes throughout human history. We are healthier and more connected to each other than ever thanks to the many individuals working in the science industries. So, how about our meals? Can we more efficiently feed the planet? Can lab-grown food become a standard in our lives? Listen to this week’s Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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