Topic: science museum of virginia

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the vastness of space, there are huge galactic clusters, super-sized galaxies, massive black holes, and gigantic planets. Perhaps living on a relatively small planet impacts our take on moons. These natural satellites serve pretty important purposes, but we rarely think of them as...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New discoveries constantly change the way we approach familiar topics. A recent discovery in South Africa is now questioning everything we thought we knew about our family tree. So, who is our newest family member?   Before getting into this new discovery and its implications, let...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

As we progress and change the world around us, our bodies have to adjust to these changes as well. For example, before the advent of certain cosmetics, no one had allergic reactions to them. Once they were invented, some people started to notice that they don't do well when those chemicals...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Humanity can't seem to sit still. From our earliest days in Africa to now, we have always been on the move. In modern times there is no greater symbol for our mobility than the car. However, with our growing population and energy needs, how eco-friendly can cars get?   Transportation...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Birthday parties, graduations, engagements, and most other milestones in our life get captured by photographs. The camera has revolutionized how we as a species document things, ranging from scientific research to a simple selfie with a friend at lunch. These days most people have access...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One of the defining traits of humanity is our social nature. Living and working together has been a large factor in our survival. For thousands of years we've been living together in cities. As technology increases so does the size, scope, and capacity of our cities. So, how fast can cities...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In an ever changing world of newer and newer technology, the past sometimes seems very irrelevant. However, sometimes things that took place in the past serve as an amazing resource to help tackle tomorrow's concerns. So, let's explore the big question: Why do scientists study history?...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Our eyes are our mind's window to the world. Over time the way our eyes function naturally changes and sometimes it's due to genetics. Among the various conditions that involve the eye, cataracts is one that has received a lot of attention over the years. How can we cure cataracts...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Magic show hypnotists and neurologists have at least one thing in common. Both spend a lot of time trying to learn more on how control the brain. For hypnotists, this difficult task involves medallions and soft spoken commands, but neurologists require some pretty mind-blowing technology. A...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

We humans live to be about 80 years old. In that time we develop, change, and interact with the world around us. Similarly all living things do their own version of that process. For some species that all takes place in a short lifespan, while others take an enormous amount of time. A remarkable...

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