“Cook” an Egg with No Heat!? (Egg-cellent Weird Science Experiments)

Everyone loves the incredible edible egg, but what about a green one? Today we’re coming at you with three kitchen egg demos that will bounce, denature, and colorize you into total chemical bewilderment! Continue reading

Why is it so hard to cure cancer? – TED-Ed by Kyuson Yun

We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges. Continue reading

Collision Of 2 Neutron Stars – Seen For First Time –NPR

The collision of two neutron stars, seen in an artist’s rendering, created both gravitational waves and gamma rays. Researchers used those signals to locate the event with optical telescopes. For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements such as gold and platinum. Continue reading

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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