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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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Isotopes are a lot like a foreign language. Once you know how to interpret them, you can learn a lot more about the world around you.

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Very easy to understand animation describes what synthetic biology is, how it works, and future potential. (3:24 min.)

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This video uses LEGO blocks as an analogy to explain how synthetic biology works using “biobricks”. Also explains how commonplace synthetic biology has become and looks at the pros and cons of this development. (4:23 min.)

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I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Microbiology and Immunology. I study the biology of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus creates tremendous burden on health care systems in Canada and around the world.

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Would developing Star Wars technologies actually require breaking any laws of physics? Surprisingly, the answer is often no.

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Born in 1843, Robert Koch was a German doctor whose groundbreaking contributions revolutionized microbiology. Even today, his discoveries continue to save lives.

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