Topic: science museum of virginia

Friday, August 1, 2014

The proof that black holes exist was one of the biggest moments in science history. Even local news shows got excited to share the big news with their part of the world. Special science correspondent Barkley Davis will guide you through this discovery!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation.  Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year, vacation is not always the reason for the trip.  So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii?...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away is...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Many important things happen every day, but on July 16th, we simply must take a moment to give props to Orville Redenbacher on his birthday!  Of course, we can't celebrate a birthday without some tasty treats to pass around, so we're bypassing the cake and dishing out popcorn in Mr....

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems, we have proven to be quite the inventive species.  Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In the 1990's, the computer market in America started to bloom.  This was the era of dial up modems which connected machines to the internet via telephone cables.  Soon after, we started to see things go to wireless, and the internet became more accessible in various parts...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories.  Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer?  Can our senses impact how long we live?    We live in a very mysterious world....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Despite huge Hollywood movies, last minute political shifts and surprising athletic accomplishments, nothing can come close to bizarre and fascinating nature. After thousands of years of exploring the most common and remote places, we still continue to find truly remarkable aspects of our...

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