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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.

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.

Go Green and Help the Air We Share

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.

Cicada-Fest 2013

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?


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