Topic: the body human

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Every event in the universe that we have been able to observe is deeply entangled with time.  Time's forward impact has an influence on everything from the forming of distant galaxies to the wear and tear within our cells.  The impact time has on us is called aging.  This is a...

Monday, January 6, 2014

For over a decade scientists around the world have been studying happiness and its impact on our physiology. Why would people spend so much time studying happiness? Maybe that makes them happy? So, what makes you happy?   Rod Stewart loves soccer, Jennifer...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Understanding how your brain operates can lead you to maximizing its potential—whether it’s improving the way you interact with people or maybe even age-proofing yourself.  Enhance your memory and focus with interactive games that increase in difficulty as you...
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Exercise doesn’t have to be about hitting the gym, but taking simple steps to improving your body – which will make you feel better and boost your brain too! Test your strength, agility and balance through a series of activities that will keep you on your toes! Put...
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Everyone has had at least one cranky moment over being hungry, right?  Those moments are where the temperament of the mind has been altered by a need of the body, but what about other times?  Are there other occasions where brain function is impacted due to stomach related issues? Can...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Our collective knowledge is constantly evolving – from new discoveries on distant planets to inventions for the smallest cells in our bodies. Here at the Science Museum of Virginia, we have been busy questioning our world and keeping you up-to-date with the most current science stories...

Monday, November 4, 2013

The brain has a pretty awesome resume. Everything from the Magna Carta to Snuggies are byproducts of the brain's pretty impressive range of applications. So, how does the brain really work?  Consider the vastness of output from the brain: the wheel, agriculture, the...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sure, robots can do a lot of things better than humans...but can they be there for a friend that's having a rough day? Check out our clip showing two subjects, a human and the there-bot.

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