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Celebrate "Pi" Day

On Tuesday, March 14 have a pizza – or maybe an apple “pie” to celebrate “Pi” day

3.14. “Pi”. The number π is the mathematical constant, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “Pi.”

Question Your World: How Are We Impacted By Tropical Nights?

The day and night cycle on Earth helps bring us different temperatures. Obviously the day time is when things warm up and our nights get colder as we face away from the sun. Recently scientists have been noticing how our nights are increasing in temperature and causing us to experience more tropical nights. This leads to today’s big question, how are we impacted by Tropical Nights?

Question Your World: Is Space Tourism Possible in the Near Future?

As technology advances so do our options on travel. Not only do our options for how we travel change, but so do the options for where we travel. Aerospace manufacturer, SpaceX, has just announced that it will be sending two individuals to orbit the moon in 2018. Is space tourism possible in the near future? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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