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This Featured Topic has resources on many different aspects of radiation, from the types of radiation we are exposed to naturally on Earth to the radiation astronauts experience in space.

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This video explores the chemistry and genetics of what makes redheads stand out from the crowd. (3:03 min.)

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What's tasty, abundant and high in protein? Bugs! You may feel icky about munching on insects, but they feed about 2 billion people each day. They also hold promise for food security and the environment. (4:51 min.)

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Treatment and prevention are direct costs associated with a disease. But did you know that diseases also have less obvious, indirect costs? In the case of malaria, they include poor school performance and a higher risk of Salmonella infection.

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Hydroelectricity can be an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially compared to fossil fuels. But it also comes with a risk of mercury poisoning.

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Help support anti-bullying by wearing a pink shirt on February 22, 2017 and by using the new CurioCity case study, Bullying and the Brain.

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Mussels filter food out of the water with their gills. That makes them a great tool for testing water quality.

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Sleep can seem like a total waste of time. In fact, it helps boost your memory and your immune system.

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Go to any paint store or nail-polish shelf and you’ll see a dozen or so variations of the color black. Even inside a crayon box, there are a lot of shades. But what is the blackest black out there? (3:22 min.)

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Above all, sports are a great way of staying physically fit. And physical fitness is important for anyone at any age. But playing sports also helps your psychological and social development.

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