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  • Question Your World: Are our lights harming insects?

    While both science and Ray Charles have taught us that the nighttime IS the right time to be with the one you love, there’s still something about nighttime that’s bugging scientists. This week's story is pretty fascinating. Driving at night is a lot safer with our streetlights and we seem to love having our well-lit urban cores for last call, but light pollution is starting to concern scientists. Are our lights harming insects?'

  • 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.

  • What’s Buzzing at the Museum?

    The observational honeybee hive in our EcoLab is un-BEE-lievably sweet, but recently the Museum added a new spot for the native bee pollinators that’s creating a lot of buzz!

  • Question Your World: When does the brain eat itself?

    How’d you sleep last night? We often talk about how important sleep is because there’s more and more new research to back up that claim! We've seen the lack of sleep can cause lots of damage to the human system, but this new discovery is worthy of making it a big deal. After all, how often can we talk about brains being zombies?! Today''s big question is: When does the brain eat itself?  '

  • Question Your World: What new organ did scientists just discover?

    In science, sometimes big discoveries are sitting there right in front of us just waiting to be found. This has caused some strange discoveries in our timeline of exploration and understanding. For example, as weird as it may seem, the planet Uranus was discovered long before Antarctica, even though the Antarctic continent has been right here on Earth this whole time. With that said, scientists have just made another interesting discovery. They’ve found a new organ in our body. No, it’s not little and tucked away in one specific place, it’s actually everywhere within us. What new organ did scientists just discover?

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