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Who are Virginia's Outstanding Scientists

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?

What Happens When We Kiss?

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.

Should We Rake Leaves?

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?

Can Diet Impact Aging?

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?

 

Can we really use The Force?

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?

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