Nearly 8 million people take flights every single day here on Earth. This works out to be billions of people that use planes annually. These trips may be for business, family vacation, or a new start in life. Regardless, if people travel across a few time zones they’re all susceptible to the yawning grip of jet lag. As we all know, science is used to better understand the natural world and to make our lives easier. So, can science help with the billions of people world wide that suffer from jet lag?
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Pumpkin pies have become quite an important part of American tradition and history. In fact, every a few hundred million pies are made in the United States. This autumnal treat has a wonderful history, but what about it's future? Will climate change impact our pumpkins? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Who doesn’t like the look or feel of a freshly mowed, thick lawn? Some feel that in order to achieve the athletic field look there must be gallons of water, tons of fertilizer and several bottles of pesticide used. In some lawns, the answer is yes, but in most cases no. You can achieve the desired green look by following similar techniques used on college campuses, athletic fields and golf courses without using products in excess. Planning is the key to success in lawn care.
Since the late 1920′s television has become a more common part of our lives. Currently there are nearly 2 billion TV sets in use on our planet. From a large cathode ray unit to the slick mounted internet friendly flat screen, the television has undergone some pretty fantastic upgrades. This prompts the next question, what’s the next big television upgrade? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.