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  • Question Your World: What new organ did scientists just discover?

    In science, sometimes big discoveries are sitting there right in front of us just waiting to be found. This has caused some strange discoveries in our timeline of exploration and understanding. For example, as weird as it may seem, the planet Uranus was discovered long before Antarctica, even though the Antarctic continent has been right here on Earth this whole time. With that said, scientists have just made another interesting discovery. They’ve found a new organ in our body. No, it’s not little and tucked away in one specific place, it’s actually everywhere within us. What new organ did scientists just discover?

  • Question Your World: What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?

    Good morning science fans! How’d you sleep last night? While a good night of sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical health, the opposite of that, being sleep deprived, has some serious consequences. 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?

  • Question Your World: Can the platypus help save lives?

    For scientists, the scope of discovery can range anywhere from the totally straightforward to the totally weird. And if we're exploring the world of the weird, one animal seems to come up quite a bit, the duck-billed platypus. A recent study from the land down under has medical researchers asking a pretty big question - can the platypus help save lives?

  • Question Your World: How Many Mega Cities Are on Earth Now?

    We now have seven and a half billion people on Earth and counting! A little over half of those folks live in urban areas, some of them in mega cities. As the number of people grows across the globe, so will the number of mega cities. Let's explore this topic by asking today's big question: How many mega cities are on Earth now? 

  • What Do Women Scientists, Conditioning Techniques and Rats Have In Common?

    Training Norway rats to play basketball is pretty hard. But what might be more difficult is deciding what to name the seven new rat basketball trainees at the Science Museum of Virginia!