Topic: question your world

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, December 9, 2014

​ On Dec 5, 2014, NASA launched the Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight.  With a successful blast off and splash down, many people are wondering what's next for the Orion spacecraft?   Keep in mind, humanity's first orbital launch was the Sputnik spacecraft,...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. These alien words are...
As autumn makes its presence known to us, we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground.  This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape.  Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science...

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,...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween is an awesome time of year to show off your creativity and crafty costume making skills right? Well, the world of science is no exception to that. While pirates, zombies and scary monsters are commonly found walking around on Oct 31st, there is plenty of room for other awesome costumes...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

​ Rock concerts, loud parties or just the natural process of aging all have a huge impact on our ability to hear. Once the damage is done, it's too late...or is it? Can we fix our hearing?   The ability to hear properly is vital to the human sensory experience. Traffic,...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function.  In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change.  Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...

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