Topic: Living Systems
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...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
There sure are a lot of distractions in our world. The more we discover or understand, the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff. So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes and constant changes, how do...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
New species of dinosaurs are still being discovered. Check out this clip on Yongjinglong, the latest member of the dino family! Get more info on our current science blog, Question Your World.
Topics Covered: dinosaurs, dino, yoshi, Mario, Mario Bros, The Land Before Itme, jurassic park, evolution, china, dig, excavation, science, science museum of virginia, question your world, stem, Creatures, paleontology, Animation, Current Science, News, Modern, qyw, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Life Processes, Living Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Earth Science, biology, history
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact. That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes? Few animals are as...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Think Gravity is just about being stranded in space? The movie actually packs a good amount of accurate physics and astronomy-related science. Check out our review of the STEM in his blockbuster film!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Gravity, Movie, science, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Astronomy, stars, Humor, Comedy, Film Review, Spoiler, Spoilers, Alert, ISS, Shuttle, Explorer, NASA, Hubble, Doctor, Reel Science, physics, Gravity Movie, RVA, Zero gravity, Newton's Laws, orbits, Orbit, Earth Science, solar system, space, Space Exploration, International Space Station, Data, stem, Scientific Method, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Cinema, Drama, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, biology, chemistry
America's favorite doll is putting on some space gear and heading to Mars. NASA and Mattel join forces to bring us MARS EXPLORER BARBIE!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Mars, Barbie, Ken, Toys, Dolls, Tea Party, Make Up, Cute, Humor, Fun, Silly, science, Pop Culture, Girls, women, Astronomy, space travel, Dangers, health, Data, technology, engineering, stem, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, RVA, space, solar system, Surface Tension, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, biology, chemistry, physics
The human body, explored with numbers.
Topics Covered: the body human, B0D1E5, RVA, Bodies, health, wellness, Facts, Funny, Learning, Statistics, Math of Large Numbers, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Data, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Life Science, biology, chemistry, nutrition, Respiratory System