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  • Question Your World: Is Richmond Getting Warmer?

    As the global climate changes, scientists are becoming more and more interested in how this will impact our day-to-day lives. We've heard about the distant polar bears and ice sheets, but what about right here at home? Climate scientists just completed a pretty big study that involved Richmond, VA. Is Richmond getting warmer? 

  • 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? 

  • Question Your World: Can Climate Change Impact Our Flights?

    From work to vacations and beyond, there are a lot of flights required all over our planet every single day. This means there are hundreds of thousands of planes taking to the air at any given time to get us to our vacation destinations, family, meetings, and whatnot. We are all well aware that the Earth's climate is changing, but can that impact airplanes? Let's dig into today's big question: Can climate change impact our flights?

  • Question Your World: What makes the new Virginia Facebook data center so cool?

    In a cool turn of events, Facebook “liked” us! The social media giant Facebook has just announced that it will be building its newest state-of-the-art data center right here in Virginia! Data centers require a lot of energy, but Facebook has some pretty cutting-edge plans for their new data center. What makes the new Virginia Facebook data center so cool?

  • Question Your World: Why have recent hurricanes been so strong? 

    This year’s hurricane season has been quite intense, to say the least! Hurricane season is not even over and we've already seen some big storms that have broken records, one after the other. Why have these recent hurricanes been so strong?