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 breakthroughs that took place here at home. So, who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists?
Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet. For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, been home to many of our meals - trees even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which trees absorb the most carbon dioxide?
There's an indescribable moment right before two people kiss for the first time. This romantic gesture has been a part of our lives for a long time and continues to be the corner stone of emotionally charged experiences and has been built into various traditions. In this act of romance, people exchange comfort and intimacy - but that's not all that's exchanged.
As years come and go we often look back and reflect on what's happened that year. This year was an awesome one for science. Let's look back at what science did in 2014.
The concept of using mice for experiments is a pretty established aspect of scientific research. Mice are excellent examples of mammalian systems and oftentimes their bodies help us understand a lot about our own. So, why do we study mice brains?
On Dec 5, 2014, NASA launched the Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight. With a successful blast off and splash down, many people are wondering what's next for the Orion spacecraft?
In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars.
As autumn makes its presence known to us, we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground. This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape. Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science and the big question had to be asked, should we rake leaves?
From the days of domesticating agriculture our diet has played a huge role in who we are as a species. As technology advanced we were able to do more with food and learn more about what food does to us. Now scientists are asking bold new questions and getting some pretty amazing answers. For example, can diet impact aging?
We're all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the Force. Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things with our minds? Can we really use the Force?