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  • Question Your World: Is recycling actually helpful?

    Humanity makes a lot of trash, but over the years we've found a few ways to keep some waste from turning into trash. Reducing consumption and up-cycling items have big benefits in addressing our trash output, but what about recycling? Is recycling actually helpful? 

  • 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?

  • 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?