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We at CurioCity plan to provide grades 8-12 educators with a citizen science Action Project involving their Tomatosphereâ„¢ plants. This project will enable classes across Canada to do the same inquiry and have a common place to share and compare their data.

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DNA barcoding is a genetic approach to species identification. Once a barcode sequence has been obtained for a species, it is placed in a database that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens. This ever growing library of DNA sequences also allows us to look into how species are related and how they came to be. This is what I am most interested in.

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Did you know that your body is constantly eating itself? When parts of your cells are damaged or no longer useful, they get broken down and recycled.

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Categorizing people based on their appearance have helped your distant ancestors survive. But it can be harmful when these categories form the basis of racial stereotypes.

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This BBC report describes how researchers are using a computer with a solid state quantum processor to break even the most sophisticated RSA Encryption technology. (3:44 min.)

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Although the seventh row of the periodic table of elements is now complete, the table itself may not be fully complete. If you discovered a new element, what would you name it?

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What are gravitational waves? Gravity seems like a familiar enough concept, but what exactly is waving?

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Epidemiologists have a key role to play in understanding Ebola and helping prevent the disease

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A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. (3:10 min.)

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After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe. (5:26 min.)

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