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Michael Jain writer June 11, 2009Arecent study tells us that we have genes in our bodies that areactivated every 8 hours. What does this tell us about our internal bodyclocks?

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Prior to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, there was a global fear that Mexican athletes would be at an unfair advantage because they were training at altitude.

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Scientists at the Toronto Zoo engage in critical research for species protection and conservation. We talk to Gabriela Mastromonaco to find out what being a Reproductive Physiologist at the Zoo is all about.

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Museums have teams of dedicated scientists doing research behind the scenes. We talk to Burton Lim, an assistant curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, to find out what it's like to work at the ROM.

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Working for a charity can be very rewarding...whether it be helping people in your own city to people in a whole other continent! One of the many important charitable works is bringing aid to and improving the health of third world countries.

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Fall means cooler weather and shorter days! With these changes comes, probably the most beautiful phenomenon that accompanies it – autumn leaves!

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If you have seen the movie "Bolt", then you may have wondered if lost pets can really find their way back home.

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Imagine you’re at your favorite seafood restaurant. You peruse the menu: tuna, shrimp, scallops, crude oil… oil?! 

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It’s flu season again and the flu shot is here! But why is it so important to get this yearly vaccine and how does it work?

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Have you ever heard the expression “canary in a coal mine?” Although we no longer use canaries, we have adapted this system of examining animals in order to detect the presence of pollutants in our environment.

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