The gold we find on Earth did not come from our planet’s rocky crust. It was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. So gold is really extraterrestrial! (4:34 min.)

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Research, education and medication have all helped reduce the impact of HIV. But viruses also evolve over time, and HIV may be becoming less harmful.

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Let’s Talk Science and the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology want to know what you’d love to be able to 3D print from the museum’s amazing artifacts!

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We’ve all had the experience: you’re walking across a soft carpet, you reach for the doorknob and … ZAP. But what causes this trademark jolt of static electricity? (3:38 min.)

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My academic career so far has taken me from my hometown of Victoria B.C., to Guelph, Ontario, and back to Vancouver, B.C. where I am currently a PhD student at Simon Fraser University. I like the west coast weather and hiking in the mountains when I get the time.

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In this case study, students will learn about the biological effects of ionizing radiation and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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In this case study, students will learn about cosmic ray particles and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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This backgrounder discusses the factors that affect the amount of cosmic radiation people receive on long-distance flights.

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It’s so obvious that it’s practically proverbial: you can’t unboil an egg. But actually, it turns out that you can -- sort of. (4:09 min.)

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