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Question Your World: Can We Control Other People’s Brains?

Magic show hypnotists and neurologists have at least one thing in common. Both spend a lot of time trying to learn more about how to control the brain. For hypnotists, this difficult task involves medallions and soft spoken commands, but neurologists require some pretty mind blowing technology. A recent study demonstrated how cutting edge technology has been used to begin to answer that age old question; can we control other people’s brains?

Question Your World: What is the Oldest Living Thing on Land?

Humans live to be about 80 years old. In that time we develop, change, and interact with the world around us. Similarly all living things do their own version of that process. For some species that all takes place in a short lifespan, while others take an enormous amount of time. A remarkable species in California puts longevity into great perspective. What is the oldest living thing on land? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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