The 2017 Nobel Prizes: Biological Clocks and Microscopy

Last week, the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prizes were announced. We take a closer look at the winners of the Physiology and Chemistry Awards, whose breakthroughs change the way we study sleep, and allow us to look at microscopic biological systems in a new way. Continue reading

Sugar tax isn’t an easy fix to obesity problem – The Globe and Mail

Earlier this week, Ireland became the latest country to announce a tax on sugary drinks.Beginning in April, 2018, it will impose a levy of 20 cents a litre on non-alcoholic water-based or juice-based drinks with added sugar content of five grams or more per 100 millilitres. The levy increases to 30 cents a litre if the sugar content exceeds eight grams a litre. Both pure fruit juice and dairy products are exempt because they are deemed to have nutritional value.

Irish Heart called the action “probably the single most important action government can take to tackle Ireland’s obesity crisis.

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Source: Sugar tax isn’t an easy fix to obesity problem – The Globe and Mail

The Foaming Pumpkin Demo – Flinn Scientific Canada

Since Halloween is around the corner, here’s a popular demo that is certainly engage your students.

Place a beaker of green solution inside a plastic pumpkin, add a mysterious yellow liquid and stand back! Foamy ooze and steam will erupt out of the pumpkin’s eyes and nose.

Please note that this demo requires a 30% hydrogen peroxide solution, which is severely corrosive.  Be sure to follow the safety precautions contained in the activity instructions.

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