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  • Question Your World: Can Virginians get measles?

    Virginia often makes it onto cool national lists. Our beautiful mountains, incredible art hubs, music festivals, breweries, blue crabs, and a myriad of other Virginia treasures have put us on the map. However, our latest ranking on a national list has a lot of scientists concerned. Can Virginians get measles?

  • Question Your World: What can CRISPr teach us about ourselves?

    Today's Question Your World has it all! Venom, giant jellyfish, and high tech gene editing! What can CRISPr teach us about ourselves?

  • Question Your World: How often do we sit?

    Science involves a lot of work. It’s not just sitting around studying stuff. Sometimes science involves studying how much people are sitting around. Recently some researchers published their work on how the nation is spending more time than ever sitting. How often do we sit? 

  • Spring Means Allergies, and Fido May be Sneezing, Too!

    It’s officially spring time in central Virginia and we all know what that means: longer days...Gesundheit! warmer weather...Gesundheit! and beautiful blossoms...Gesundheit! For some of us here in Richmond, spring also means seasonal allergies.

  • Question Your World: How do allergy medicines work? 

    Ah yes, springtime is here! The weather starts to warm, trees and flowers begin to bloom, and a lot of us begin our annual run-in with seasonal allergies! This time of year, there are a lot of people taking allergy medicines, but what’s going on when you take these pills? How do allergy medicines work?

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