Topic: science museum of virginia

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away is...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Many important things happen every day, but on July 16th, we simply must take a moment to give props to Orville Redenbacher on his birthday!  Of course, we can't celebrate a birthday without some tasty treats to pass around, so we're bypassing the cake and dishing out popcorn in Mr....

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems, we have proven to be quite the inventive species.  Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In the 1990's, the computer market in America started to bloom.  This was the era of dial up modems which connected machines to the internet via telephone cables.  Soon after, we started to see things go to wireless, and the internet became more accessible in various parts...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories.  Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer?  Can our senses impact how long we live?    We live in a very mysterious world....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Despite huge Hollywood movies, last minute political shifts and surprising athletic accomplishments, nothing can come close to bizarre and fascinating nature. After thousands of years of exploring the most common and remote places, we still continue to find truly remarkable aspects of our...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients.  In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product.  For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As we understand more about health and nutrition, the more we strive to make our bodies as healthy as possible.  This means practicing proper dietary standards, exercising and keeping health risks at bay. One of the largest aspects of this is dealing with the fat on our bodies, but...

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