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Question Your World: Can We Make A Positive Impact On Endangered Species?

There are many animals on this planet that are shrinking in population size. These animals are placed on the endangered animals list. A lot of times once the animal is put on that list they continue to dwindle in size until they are eventually extinct. However, that does not have to be the case all the time. How can we make a positive impact on endangered species? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Can We Predict How People Act?

As a species our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We plan for things in our calendars, book vacations based on the temperature, use certain ingredients to enhance foods, and so on.

Question Your World: Who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists?

Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries. From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific breakthroughs that took place here at home. So, who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Which Trees Improve Our Atmosphere the Most?

Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet. For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, home to many of our meals, and even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which trees absorb the most carbon dioxide? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What Happens When We Kiss?

There’s that indescribable moment right before two people kiss for the first time. This romantic gesture has been a part of our lives for a long time and continues to be the corner stone of emotionally charged experiences and has even been built into various traditions. In this act of romance people exchange comfort and intimacy, but that’s not all that’s exchanged when we kiss. So, what happens when we kiss? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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