Topic: history

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year! As the world enters a new year, many people are looking at new calendars. Some scientists have recently been looking at a very old calendar and have arrived at a pretty amazing discovery. History and science come together to answer today's big question - what did the ancient...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Every November millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Since we are obviously big fans of science and math, this is a great opportunity to look at some of the numbers behind the holiday. After all, metric accounting is a great way to answer today's big question: What really happens for...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Humans have had relationships with many animals including the current hot topic of the science world, honeybees. The bee population right now is experiencing some pretty drastic changes so knowing our relationship with them is more important than ever. With that said, let's tackle today's...

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 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?...

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, January 14, 2015

Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries.  From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work?  How will Americans go to space?    In 2011...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One of humanity's most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages.  Our languages determine cultural understanding, education and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So,...

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