This week, humanity was able to share its first photo of a black hole! This is a pretty huge project that spanned years, involved thousands of bright thinkers, and over 800 computers!
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Each year, the dark pink blossoms of the Eastern Redbud tree are one of the first signs of spring. This tree is native to Virginia, meaning that it will flourish in neighborhoods, parks and along roadways throughout the Commonwealth.
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?