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My M.Sc. research project was to create a device that allows us to insert foreign material (usually proteins and DNA) into any cell type and size, while keeping them alive.

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Most people know that dogs and wolves have a lot of the same genes.But did you know that Pekingese dogs are the most genetically similar to wolves of all dog breeds? Learn how artificial selection processes created the dog breeds we see today. (3:41 min.)

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I work on poop, specifically the multitudes of microbes that live inside poop. That doesn't sound very glamorous, but we now understand that these microbes have a fundamental role in our health and well-being; we have been very slow to realize this, and our current western lifestyle choices can be hostile to our microbes, in extreme cases causing disease.

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Bee venom can spread quickly through your body and attack your cells. Usually, the damage is minor and symptoms disappear within a few days. But if you’re allergic to bee stings, the reaction can be deadly.

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What you see is not always what you get! Sometimes this is caused by the physical structure of the eye while at other times it is your brain that is editing out (or adding) as it tries to make sense of the world. (2:54 min.)

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No matter how you feel about tofu, you’ll probably think it’s pretty neat once you hear how it’s made!

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In September 2016, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to ban antibacterial soaps. But some organizations, like the American Cleaning Institute, are against the ban.

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This resource provides educators with the tools to help them take students from their initial thinking about careers to a deeper understanding of the variety of careers available.

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Every now and then, a human foot washes up on the shore, usually wearing a running shoe. But where did it come from, and where’s the rest of the body.

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Have you ever looked at a lake and wondered why there was a thick layer of green scum on the water? Chances are, you were looking at an eutrophic lake.

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