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July 24, 2014

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

July 23, 2014

 

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Super Smell

The human nose may be a lot more capable than we've been led to believe.

July 22, 2014

 

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Why Does a Warm Caress Feel Good?

For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?

July 21, 2014

 

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Can Lightning Strike You In The Shower?

When it comes to thunderstorms, you may not be as safe as you think.

July 18, 2014

 

A person in bed reaches for an alarm clock.

The Golden Snooze?

It is clear that sufficient sleep and health go hand-in-hand. But is it possible to get too much sleep?

July 17, 2014

 

Helium balloons that have floated to the ceiling

Bang!

Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?

July 16, 2014

 

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Drink Tea To Ward Off Cancer?

In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.

July 15, 2014

 

An abandoned oil refinery

Linking Chemicals To Brain Disorders

While clear causal links remain elusive, there is mounting evidence that some industrial chemicals may be hurting our brains.

July 14, 2014

 

A Mechanical Leech?

There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.

July 11, 2014

 

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Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

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