Learn more about mitochondria, the power house of cells, and why researchers think they may have actually started as bacteria millions of years ago!

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This tiny microbe can survive in extreme conditions including a lack of nutrients, variations in pH, drought, and high temperatures. It can even live in a vacuum!

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Do you ever wonder why people get cavities, even when they brush their teeth twice a day?

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Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your body when you are sick? Watch this video of a white blood cell chasing and engulfing a bacterium, and imagine it occurring throughout your body!

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While daydreaming of your favourite summer swimming hole, you might remember seeing signs warning of health risks due to high levels of blue-green algae. What is this bothersome bloom that has the potential to ruin a perfectly good day at the beach? 

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On December 2, 2010, NASA held a press conference to “discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life”. The announcement was important and revolutionary, redefining the chemical definition of life.

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Both gonorrhea and syphilis can be transmitted through oral sex. If this is news to you, you're not alone, one in five teens were unaware these diseases could be transmitted that way. No wonder experts refer to the increase in STD as a "hidden epidemic".

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What you need to know about "fooling around" and other forms of sexual expression.

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We have all heard it but does the 5 second rule actually work? Jillian Clarke set out to examine the five-minute rule during an internship at the University of Illinois. Read on to see what was found!

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Oh the dreaded Pap test. Though it's quick, simple and safe, it can make any woman feel pretty awkward or uncomfortable. So, why do doctors put us females through it!?

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