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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.

Question Your World: Why Do We Study Mice Brains?

The concept of using mice for experiments is a pretty established aspect of scientific research. Mice are excellent examples of the mammalian systems and often times their bodies help us understand a lot about our own. So, why do we study mice brains? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

'Tis the Season of Making: Innovation, Science and Art in the Maker Movement

Why do we humans want to make things? What is it that drives us to create? Why do we build or paint or design something that is either beautiful or something that will make our lives better- or both? What do “Makers” know and do that could benefit us all? In this season of gift seeking and giving, I’d like to encourage you to join the Maker Movement.

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