Until some huge new change happens we’ll need to eat to live. Humanity’s quest for food has shaped where we live, how we work together, and has impacted society, science, technology, you name it.
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While it may be true that Virginia is currently ranked 17th in nation for the total amount of solar capacity it has installed and that less than 1% of the energy that we use as a Commonwealth comes from solar, you might never guess who or what is an emerging leader in the renewable energy transition in our lovely state? Who’s a leader in Virginia’s solar capabilities? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Generosity is a vital part of our entire human society. We give blood, we help strangers with directions, we donate to our favorite non profits, and sometimes we even give each other advice even if no one asked for it!
Our planet is full of life. Trees are among some of the most resilient and incredible living things to ever grace our planet.
Somethings never change. Humans have always been social creatures, relied on our environment for our daily needs, engage in the arts, and use hashtags! No, really, humans seem to do all of these things, through out time!
If you have not heard the news, there’s a lot of hurricane activity going on these days! Climatologists and meteorologists talk about hurricane season lasting from June 1 to November 30.
Behind the lips of each and everyone of us is a beautiful smile, right? Our teeth have been so valuable to us as a species. We’ve often been told that our modern dental issues are caused by our diet or that it’s genetic and that it runs in the family. Well, boy, does it ever! Scientists studying ancient human fossils started to notice some interesting things about our teeth through the ages. This new study also draws many comparisons to the types of dental damage we see these days as well. The big question is, did ancient humans have any modern dental issues?
What insect is about as old as the Dinosaurs, lives on every non-frozen continent, and might be able to tell us about how species could adapt to our planet’s changing climate? Let’s talk about those little social creatures, Ants. Climate scientists have been looking at ants to better understand how these animals react to environmental changes.
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.