This Featured Topic has resources on many different aspects of radiation, from the types of radiation we are exposed to naturally on Earth to the radiation astronauts experience in space.

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This video explores the chemistry and genetics of what makes redheads stand out from the crowd. (3:03 min.)

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Searching for extraterrestrial life often means listening for radio waves coming from deep space. And if you’re interested, you can even help scientists sift through the data!

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On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that the Spitzer Space Telescope had located a system of at least seven rocky planets orbiting an ultra cool dwarf star.

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As technology develops and the world’s population grows, people need more and more energy. Meanwhile, scientists are getting more and more interested in renewable energy sources, like biofuels.

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What's tasty, abundant and high in protein? Bugs! You may feel icky about munching on insects, but they feed about 2 billion people each day. They also hold promise for food security and the environment. (4:51 min.)

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Treatment and prevention are direct costs associated with a disease. But did you know that diseases also have less obvious, indirect costs? In the case of malaria, they include poor school performance and a higher risk of Salmonella infection.

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You might think that crop farming is a sophisticated activity that only humans do. But ants are crop farmers too!

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Kids in Tech and Sandbox's INK (Innovate with your Kid) have partnered for a special mother daughter edition of their coding/make your own app workshop just in time for the week of International Women's Day! This event takes place on March 5, 2017

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Hydroelectricity can be an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially compared to fossil fuels. But it also comes with a risk of mercury poisoning.

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