Topic: biology

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Long and lush eyelashes have been associated with great beauty since before the time of Cleopatra. Recently some researchers looked at the science behind eyelashes and came to an eye opening conclusion! So, why do we have eyelashes?   For quite a long time eyelashes have been considered...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum of Virginia. During this period, world renowned men and women have improved our quality of life through their research efforts in biology, engineering, physics,...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Humanity has used science to answer a lot of questions about the future. First we figured out the lunar cycles and predicted tides. Soon after we were predicting seasons and growth rates of crops. Then we looked out into the cosmos and learned how to predict the motions of celestial objects near...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There are many animals on this planet that are shrinking in population. When they reach a critical population, these animals are placed on the endangered species list. A lot of times, once the animal is put on that list, they continue to dwindle in size until they are eventually extinct. However,...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As a species, our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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...

Wednesday, December 17, 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?   Rodents are no strangers to the...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We've been seeing reports on climate change and the impact it'll have on our world's cities, oceans, and weather patterns. But will these changes ever impact us and our health? How could climate change impact the medical field?   Glacial melt, increasing temperatures,...

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