Topic: question your world

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction?...

Monday, July 1, 2013

For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches?  Throughout human history animals have played an important role in our technological progress. For...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why do we like the music we like?   Think about all the music you've ever listened to.  Everything from Beethoven's 5th to "Call Me Maybe" are processed through the brain, but what about them allows the brain to say yay or nay?     So, why...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long way away from the end of our solar system. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this is not how the limits of our solar system ...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

So, who’s up for grabbing lunch in Tokyo today? Yes, Tokyo, Japan. Well, today this may not be a possibility, but scientists are working on new plane designs that could make this lunch date a distinct possibility. XCOR, a rocket engineering firm, has announced the...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!
From rear view mirrors to disc brakes, the safety and efficiency of race cars has lead the way to many important inventions that make our day to day driving a lot easier!
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.

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