Recently there was some big news in the science world, really big. Every now and then scientists work on something so big that it catches a lot of attention for the size alone. If a big new innovation also happens to serve a game changing purpose, then it becomes even cooler! That's exactly what today's story is all about. To begin the story we must start with a really big question.
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Every now and then we have to get into some trash-talk. No, I'm not talking about cut downs and jokes at others expense. I'm talking about literally the trash we create.
Every now and then there is a science event that makes the entire planet pause for a second and appreciate the results of knowledge, cooperation, and innovative thinking.
Ah yes, springtime is here! The weather starts to warm, the trees and plants begin to bloom, and a lot of us begin our annual run in with seasonal allergies! This time of year there are a lot of people taking allergy medicines, but what’s going on when you take these pills? How do allergy medicines work? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
For quite some time we’ve seen science reports on the impact of junk food on human health. Similarly, we’ve seen lots of papers on the impacts of poor sleep on humans. These two vital needs extend far beyond us humans. A recent study on the impacts of junk food on sleep is raising some big questions for some scientists studying free-roaming bears and is giving us another reminder on why we must be careful with how we discard our waste. What does junk food do to bears?
Science and human health often go hand in hand. We’ve shared our Urban Heat Island project with you many times as just one example of how science can gives us a window into the dynamic relationship between us and the world around us.
Every now and then it’s nice to look at the world around us and imagine what it could be like in the future! Let’s take a quick look at how some cities around the world, big and small, are using science and technology to enhance quality of life for their citizens.
Scientists have been putting together a lot of information over the years on a big question for us humans: What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
For the last few months Marvel’s Black Panther has been getting a lot of Oscar buzz. Meanwhile in Kenya a real life black panther has been making some big news headlines as well.