Topic: science

Friday, September 7, 2012

The human body is a pretty amazing and complex thing. to celebrate the human body, and our summer exhibition Body Worlds & The Brain, we made some eye-catching visits to two of our community partners who know a lot about the human form - The Richmond Ballet and The Downtown YMCA.
The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.
Large enough to hold one million Earths, the provider of nearly all the energy that fuels life here, regulates the temperature, controls the water cycle, and without life on Earth would not be possible. The Sun!
The human foot is a pretty remarkable part of our bodies. 26 bones working together to do some cool things that keep our lives interesting. This is definitely a huge part in keeping us moving and keeping our lives interesting.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Have you ever thought about the numbers behind NASCAR?  We’re not talking about the number of your favorite driver; we’re talking about the amazing math and science behind these speedy racers.  For example those super powerful engines race around at incredible speeds....
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Besides highly publicized science stories of 2010 (Gulf oil spill, Chilean miner rescue, bedbugs, etc.), there were some intriguing and somewhat odd science stories: 1. You think like a worm – The human brain’s center of deep thought is curiously similar to a clump of neurons...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey meat:  white vs. dark - What causes the color difference between white and dark turkey meat? The type of muscle fiber determines the color of the meat. Dark turkey meat has slow contraction muscle fibers. Slow contraction muscle fibers, sometimes called slow twitch muscle fibers, are...

Monday, November 8, 2010

The SunTrust Richmond Marathon is this Saturday, November 13, 2010.  NBC12's Andrew Freiden has posted the following weather forecast for race day:  7 am - low to mid-40's, mostly sunny  Noon - near 60, partly sunny  3 pm - mid-60's, partly sunny...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Meghan West Gallery Educator Science Museum of Virginia   In our “Beach Science: It’s a Shore Thing” exhibit we have a saltwater tank housing some sea creatures that can be found off the coast of Virginia. For those of you who have been to “Beach...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall foliage season is here! According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, the trees producing this beautiful display are:Ash - yellow, maroon leaves Beech - yellow to orange leaves Dogwood - scarlet to purple leaves Hickory - golden bronze leaves Oak - red, brown or...


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