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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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As the year 1905 began, Albert Einstein faced life as a “failed” academic. Yet within the next twelve months, he would publish four extraordinary papers, each on a different topic, that were destined to radically transform our understanding of the universe. (5:15 min.)

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There is a lot of scientific information available in the media, especially online. It can be hard to decide if you should take what you read at face value.

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Even on relatively short trips close to Earth, astronauts have regularly experienced bone loss. To better understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.

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Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects and helped us develop a better understanding of weather and climate. (5:06 min.)

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The Days of Science Symposium will be held at Ryerson University May 17-18, 2016. This free event is open to Grade 10-12 classrooms.

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Most of the time, people tend to be cooperative, kind, and helpful. Have you ever wondered why?

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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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Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia. When her cells were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

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We've all got one, and some of us even use it, but throughout history the grey matter between our ears has puzzled even the brightest minds. This video describes the long history of how we discovered the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. (3:15 min.)

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