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As the global climate changes scientists become more and more interested in how this will impact our day to day lives. Food,...
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Why Do We Get Scared?

‘Tis the season for something scary, right? As we head towards Halloween we love thinking about the science behind what makes us so scared and why? Evolution's done some pretty awesome things to help us survive, including giving us the ability to get scared. With that said, let’s ask a very fundamental question, why do we get scared? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

What Makes The New Virginia Facebook Data Center So Cool?

In a cool turn of events, Facebook “liked” us! The social media giant Facebook has just announced that it will be building its newest state-of-the-art data center right here in Virginia! Data centers require a lot of energy, but Facebook has some pretty cutting edge plans for their new data center. What makes the new Virginia Facebook data center so cool? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Robot Aids in Kidney Transplant

Jerry Samford was a 20-year-old William & Mary student when one of his kidneys began to fail due to a restricted artery. Most people with only one kidney lead a normal life but Samford was one of the unlucky few. His other kidney was failing more than 30 years later for unrelated reasons. He was referred to Dr. Domenic Sica, a kidney specialist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center for treatment and eventually to the VCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center to prepare for a kidney transplant.