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This backgrounder discusses the factors that affect the amount of cosmic radiation people receive on long-distance flights.

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The human brain is one part of our nervous system, which is the control system through which all other body systems receive their instructions. Much like the engine of a car, the brain is made up of many different parts. These parts have different functions, but they work closely together, to coordinate complex thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an important type of medical imaging technology, allows us to see details of tissues inside the body. Unlike Computed Tomography (CT) scans, MRIs can show both how living tissues look as well as how they function. MRI has increased our understanding of how the brain works.

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Studying for a big test, preparing for a job interview, or applying to postsecondary school are all stressful situations. But what does it actually mean to be stressed?

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Come explore the lost constellations of North America…

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Do science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have anything to do with being an entrepreneur?

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This backgrounder explains the difference between planets, dwarf planets and small solar system bodies.

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This backgrounder provides a broad description of satellites.

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Learn about how craters are formed and about some of Canada's impact craters.

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Many of the cars today have fuel-saving technologies that were first developed for race cars.

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