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Question Your World: Can It Really Rain Spiders?

For nearly 400 million years our planet has been home to spiders. In their time on Earth they have become vital parts of ecosystems, some of nature’s coolest architects, and they’ve even fallen down as rain from time to time. Can it really rain spiders? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Cataract Surgery: Charles Fishburne Reports from the Operating Room

Each year, three million Americans have cataract surgery to improve their vision. Recently, Charles Fishburne of 88.9 WCVE, was one of them and he shared his experience in this Science Matters report.

It is 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. I am in the pre-op room of Virginia Eye Institute’s Surgical Center. They are making me comfortable, attaching an IV and heart monitor and going through a checklist.

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