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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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In this winning entry for the 2014 Flame Challenge Physics Girl explains the mystery of color. How we see colour is very complicated and involves wavelength, reflection, signals and perception (3:50 min.)

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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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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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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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Natalie S. Hodge defines the four major blood types and sheds light on why some bloods can mix while others cannot. (4:41 min.)

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It’s official: you’ve got the flu. It’s logical to assume that your symptoms are the result of the infection coursing through your body — but is that really the case? (5:00 min.)

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A free one-day event for students in Grades 11-12, organized by the Let’s Talk Science Outreach site and the Nanotechnology Group at the University of Alberta.

This event takes place on Friday, February 24, 2017.

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