In 2015 we focused in on human evolution story that had the science community totally puzzled. The discovery of a new species of hominid shook up our family tree and brought up more questions about our own past. After a few more years of work and research on this topic scientists now have some updates on this ancient family member of ours. These findings are causing even more questions and getting the science community even more worked up.
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“I love working behind the scenes. It’s fun to be a part of sharing new ideas with people,” said Molly Powers, a senior at St. Gertrude’s High School, captain of two competition robotics teams, and community volunteer.
Americans consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of sugar in 2016, a lot of that was due to the consumption of sweetened drinks and sodas. Scientists have been looking into the impacts of sugar on the human system for a while now, but in a recent study scientists asked a different but very important question: How do soft drinks impact the brain? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Waking up can be a little slow going to say the least, right? Well, let’s talk about why we feel tired even when we get enough sleep. Some people, even after the suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep, will still feel tired throughout the day. Sleep researchers have been looking into this and have a few thoughts on the world of sleep. Let's dig into today's big question: Why are you tired even after sleeping? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.