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Illustration of a mummy making sounds using an artificial vocal tract

March 8, 2021

Written by Angie Lo & Illustrated by Jenny Zhang

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know how historical figures sounded when they spoke? Thanks to the help of scientific study and technology, a group of researchers made that possible– recreating the voice of an ancient Egyptian priest.

Illustration of a 3D printer creating a plastic butterfly from cooking oil

March 5, 2021

Written by Aaliyah Mulla & Illustrated by Rebecca Michaels-Walker

What do McDonald’s hamburgers and 3D printing have in common? They both use cooking oil! Well, sometimes… Dr. Andre Simpson, a researcher at U of T Scarborough, has developed a way to turn used cooking oil into 3D printing resin.

March 4, 2021

Written by Trisha Mahtani & Illustrated by Eugenia Yi

When we look up at the night sky, we see many beautiful twinkling stars. We may be able to identify the North Star or constellations such as the Big and Little Dipper. One star, Betelgeuse, is part of the Orion constellation and is one of the seven brightest stars we can see at night.

March 3, 2021

Written by Angie Lo & Illustrated by Fiona Tung

The giant squid is an incredible creature. Because of its fascinating characteristics, the squid has long been a topic of great interest for researchers. However, the creature has often managed to stay just out of their reach.

March 2, 2021

Written by Elakkiya Prahabaran & Illustrated by Anna Tram

Last October, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in developing a gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9. This discovery opened up a world of medical possibilities and revolutionized the field of biology!

February 25, 2021

Written by Alexandra Nitoiu & Illustrated by Anna Tram

You may only know little, if anything, about the atmosphere, but we have a lot to thank it for. It’s an invisible blanket of air that surrounds Earth, protecting it and allowing for life to exist!

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