Question Your World

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ever since the Science Museum of Virginia created the Carpenter Science Theatre Company in 1996, professional theatre artists have provided the Museum with compelling, original live theatre presentations that literally put a human face on science and inspire people to explore science further by...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Our built world is a pretty remarkable by-product of humanity. From door wedges to the International Space Station, we've become pretty good at making stuff. More recently the maker culture has exploded into many niche categories around the world, everything from custom-made knives to walls...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For nearly 400 million years our planet has been home to spiders. In their time on Earth they have become vital parts of ecosystems, some of nature's coolest architects, and they've even fallen down as rain from time to time. Wait a minute, can it really rain spiders?...
Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Over time the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Just a day before their spacecraft was scheduled to crash into Mercury’s surface, the MESSENGER mission Education and Public Outreach team announced the winners of their crater naming contest (check out thier names, here!). The five new names added to the map of our Solar System...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With an ever growing population, access to energy becomes a large factor in planning for the future. Many individuals and organizations have tried to bring alternative power methods to the table, but none have caught on just yet. A new option, the Power Wall, was recently introduced to the world...

Monday, May 4, 2015

We all know that polluting the environment has drastic impacts on everyone and everything including human health. A lot of these changes cause damage that takes generations to address or understand. Our air is one of the most important features of our planet. The stuff that fills so much of...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Paleontology is a great gateway to science because it ties together so many disciplines.  Medical, biological, geological, physical, and atmospheric sciences are just a few of the means by which scientists put together the story of life here on Earth. Dinosaurs ruled this planet for hundreds...
From GPS units to TV broadcasts to exploring the furthest reaches of space, rockets have become very important parts of those projects. We use rockets to escape the bounds of gravity in hopes of providing humanity with a better understanding of the natural world while also putting satellites in...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

​ From ancient tribes beating on drums to Zayn Malik's upcoming solo project, music has been a vital part of the human experience. The study of music usually refers to mastering a composition or a specific instrument, but recently scientists have been studying the brain for a totally...

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