For over a decade scientists around the world have been studying happiness and its impact on our physiology. Why would people spend so much time studying happiness? Maybe that makes them happy? So, what makes you happy? Here’s the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia with more.
The air we breathe is one of our most precious resources. Take a deep breath. Now, let it out. Doesn’t that feel good? That oxygen in the air travels into our lungs and keeps our heart beating. Most of the time we don’t even notice! And sometimes, we actually take our air for granted! We shouldn’t. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD), the prevalence of asthma increased from 7.3% in 2001 to 8.4% in 2010, when 25.7 million people were diagnosed with asthma.
For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches? Listen to this week's Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Join RichTech’s Women in Technology forum on Tuesday, July 16 to hear from Rebecca Hough, CEO of Evatran who was recently voted as Inc. Magazine’s 2013 World’s Coolest 30 under 30 Young Entrepreneurs.
There has been a LOT of commotion over these mysterious sporadic insects. The cicada emergence of 2013 has certainly caught the attention of a lot of people on the East Coast. As the southern states wrap up their cicada invasion, the northern portions of the country begin their turn! Here’s a recap of what happened in the Virginia area and tons of awesome footage provided courtesy of Mr. Roger Harris, ecologist and environmental scientist. So what's all this cicada business about anyway?
Sometimes science catches up to the movies. One example is Star Wars. You know that scene where Luke Skywalker is looking out at the horizon with two suns in the sky. How is that even possible? Listen to the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Thanks to all of the kids, parents and community partners who helped to make our first Explore the Outdoors event a huge success. 2500 people and 40 plus community organizations joined us on April 28, 2013 as we explored many of the exciting outdoor resources we have here in our community.
Fresh air! Times Square! Humanity has been carving out places to safely live for thousands of years now. We've taken large plots of land and filled them with buildings, cars, railways, roads, bright lights, and many other things that define city-living.
The European Space Agency is set to develop a new, Earth-observing satellite that will map and monitor global forests. University of Virginia's Hank Shugart, a professor of environmental science, has been a key player in convincing the Agency to fund and develop the $525 million satellite and will be testing instruments in the forests of Gabon, West Africa.