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  • Question Your World: How do we get ready for Hurricane Florence?

    If you have not heard the news, there’s a lot of hurricane activity going on these days! Climatologists and meteorologists often talk about hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. Florence is the current major storm causing all kinds of headlines and planning meetings to take place! The big question for us in central Virginia is - how do we get ready for Hurricane Florence?

  • Question Your World: Can trees migrate?

    Trees are strong and beautiful living things that don’t move, right? An individual tree can’t up and travel, but tree migration is a real thing and scientists just made a huge discovery about how some of Earth’s trees are on the move! Let's sink into today's big question: Can trees migrate?

  • Question Your World: Can hot peppers be used for pest control?

    For those trying to maintain a nice yard, you know pests can totally be an issue, right? Well, the same thing applies for big scale projects, like grassland restoration. Looking for a natural alternative to pest control led scientists to a hot new idea, using peppers! Can hot peppers be used for pest control?

  • Question Your World: How is climate change impacting sharks?

    It's Shark Week, an entire week devoted to one of Earth's most misunderstood and magnificent animals. There are a lot of documentaries on shark conservation and even some big blockbuster movies that tackle issues like how sharks react to climate change. For Shark Week, let's talk about a much more real way to link sharks and climate change! How is climate change impacting sharks?

  • Question Your World: What can dino dandruff teach us?

    People love dinosaurs! The most recent dino discovery has enabled experts to better understand the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. This is not your standard dinosaur bone discovery, but it certainly is head and shoulders above the rest. Dino dandruff is now helping us see some pretty important similarities between these terrible lizards and birds.

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