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  • Question Your World: When does the brain eat itself?

    How’d you sleep last night? We often talk about how important sleep is because there’s more and more new research to back up that claim! We've seen the lack of sleep can cause lots of damage to the human system, but this new discovery is worthy of making it a big deal. After all, how often can we talk about brains being zombies?! Today's big question is: When does the brain eat itself?  

  • Question Your World: Are there health benefits to the hunter-gatherer diet?

    Health continues to be a major issue for the human species. So when a remarkable find in the medical community happens, we take it upon ourselves to let you know! Scientist have been taking a close look at the diet of hunter-gatherer populations in Africa and noticing that they have a significantly healthier gut bacteria landscape, which gives them a huge health advantage over the western world. So, let's dig in by asking today's big question: Are there health benefits to the hunter-gatherer diet?  

  • Question Your World: What new organ did scientists just discover?

    In science, sometimes big discoveries are sitting there right in front of us just waiting to be found. This has caused some strange discoveries in our timeline of exploration and understanding. For example, as weird as it may seem, the planet Uranus was discovered long before Antarctica, even though the Antarctic continent has been right here on Earth this whole time. With that said, scientists have just made another interesting discovery. They’ve found a new organ in our body. No, it’s not little and tucked away in one specific place, it’s actually everywhere within us. What new organ did scientists just discover?

  • Question Your World: Is Pollen Season Happening Earlier?

    Seasonal change is a big deal for life on Earth. Take us humans, for example. As we go from winter to spring, we bid adieu to flu season and, in turn, say hello to allergy season! Turns out that allergy seasons are getting worse here in Richmond, VA. No surprise – it involves our changing local climate. So, is pollen season happening earlier?

  • Question Your World: What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?

    Good morning science fans! How’d you sleep last night? While a good night of sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical health, the opposite of that, being sleep deprived, has some serious consequences. Scientists have been putting together a lot of information over the years on a big question for us humans: What happens when you don’t get enough sleep?