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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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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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