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How Often Do We Sit; And What Are the Risks?

Science involves a lot of work. It’s not just sitting around studying stuff, but sometimes science does involve studying how much people are sitting around. Recently some researchers published their work on how the nation is spending more time than ever sitting. How often do we sit?  Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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.