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  • 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?

  • Question Your World: What does junk food do to bears?  

    For quite some time, we’ve seen science reports about the impact of junk food on humans. Similarly, we’ve seen lots of papers on what poor sleep does to people. A recent study on the impact of junk food on sleep is raising some big questions for scientists studying free roaming bears. What does junk food do to bears?

  • Question Your World: What does the new federal climate report say?

    While some of us were out burning off those Thanksgiving calories on Black Friday, a team of more than 300 federal and non-federal science experts released a volunteer-coordinated, government-mandated assessment of the impacts of climate change on the United States. What does the new federal climate report say?

  • Question Your World: Will climate change be a part of future elections?

    Elections are opportunities we citizens have to voice our opinion on topics that matter. One of the biggest topics right now is our changing climate. This has impacts on agriculture, real estate, city planning, human health, and beyond. All very important topics for the nation to ponder. Will climate change be a part of future elections?

  • Question Your World: How do cities handle heat?

    The growth of urban spaces compounded with the changing climate is causing some scientists to take a look at how our urban areas interact with heat. Today’s big question explores urban heat islands by asking - how do cities handle heat?