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Why Make the World's Biggest Plane?

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.

How Do Allergy Medicines Actually Work?

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.

What does Junk Food do to Bears?

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?  

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