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The reappearance of the Aedes mosquitoes, coupled with suitable climatic conditions, have triggered a Zika virus epidemic in Brazil and is affecting hundreds of thousands of people across South America. (3:30 min.)

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Using newts, coyotes and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. (5:15 min.)

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Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth. (4:57 min.)

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I study the parasites that are found in wild animals and how these parasites affect the behavior and biology of their animal hosts. In more detail I am interested in finding out how stressful situations impact on an animal's ability to defend itself against infection by parasites.

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How does evolution really work? Some of the metaphors we use, such as survival of the fittest, actually create misconceptions. This TED Ed video sets the record straight. (4:22 min.)

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Venomous snakes are not only dangerous, but also fascinating because their venom holds clues to medical discoveries that can save human lives.

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I work as a family doctor and health researcher, working with Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) communities across Canada.

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Learn about arachnids and forensic entomology at this upcoming STEM Talk on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 7:00-8:00PM in room 1011 at the Durham District School Board office.

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The Creative Science initiative is a partnership between the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver area High Schools. The initiative challenges students to create an artistic product illustrating concepts associated with their biology curriculum.

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Dates contains most of the nutrition you need to maintain a healthy diet. They’re small and you don’t even need to cut or peel them. Just grab and eat!

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