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Babies born by Cesarean section miss out on good bacteria that vaginally-delivered babies get from their mothers. This can have long-term consequences on health, including on the development of allergies and asthma.

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There are all kinds of reasons why students like you might not get enough sleep. But did you know that getting a good night’s rest is important for memory, learning, and health.

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Ever wonder why some foods just seem to have flavours that go well together? The answer may have a lot to do with the chemistry of smell.

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Catalytic converters installed in cars use precious metals as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions. In the process, they convert harmful emissions into more benign (less harmful) ones.

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Like bacteria, cancer cells can develop resistance to drugs. Any cancer cells are left alive after chemotherapy could multiply and form a drug-resistant tumour.

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Anthrax is not a chemical substance. Anthrax is alive!

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Spiders don’t care about saving human lives. But one species that likes to feast on mosquitoes could help prevent the spread of malaria.

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You generally get vitamins from food. Vitamin D, however, can also be synthesized in the skin from sunlight!

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Scientists identify species in various different ways. Why use so many different tools? Why not just stick with a single concept?

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Quantum computing can process huge amounts of data thousands of times faster than the computers you use today. And speed matters, because the world is producing more data than ever.

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