Before all the science stories of 2020 begin to roll, let’s take a moment to acknowledge some of the big science stories from last year that humanity can now build on in the new year. What were the big science stories of 2019?
Virginia has been making some big strides in solar infrastructure. What Virginia school just made solar news?
Scientists at the University of Richmond have been teaching rats how to drive and, unlike what happens to human drivers during rush hour, the rats’ stress level has gone down! That’s right, teaching rats…to drive…to lower stress. Say what? Why were rats taught to drive?
In case you haven’t noticed, it's cold out there again! One way to study how our overall climate is doing is by looking at our first frost date of the season. Let's kick this off with today's big question: Why study the first frost date?
Communication is so important! Consider for a moment how valuable it is that we have the ability to communicate with one another. Other animals communicate, too, but we still know very little about what their chatter translates to. A recent study tried to solve a piece of this big puzzle by studying the chatter of bats and they found something pretty remarkable. Why do bats argue so much?