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October 9, 2014

 

kid in a grocery cart holds an artichoke

Offer Veggies Early

Serving kids vegetables often and early might best way to influence their diet.

October 8, 2014

 

Snail

Homing in on Snails

Why did the snail cross the road? To get back home.

October 7, 2014

 

Smiling young chimp

How Similar Are Humans and Chimps?

The same brain hormone affects feelings and behaviors in both chimps and humans, causing humans and chimps to share a variety of traits.

October 6, 2014

 

a tech instructs patient before MRI procedure

How MRI Machines Work

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a noninvasive means by which doctors get detailed visuals of the body's interior and are able to detect abnormalities.

October 3, 2014

 

brush with clumps of hair

Female Hair Loss

Hair loss is not "Just For Men." Female pattern baldness, though rarely discussed, affects 20 million women in the U.S. alone.

October 2, 2014

 

woman cooks at stovetop

Cooking Up Human Intelligence

The ratio of brain to body size is no greater in humans than other primates, so where do we get our smarts?

October 1, 2014

 

3 green potatoes

Green Potatoes

Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!

September 30, 2014

 

This is a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station

Surviving Space

Bacterial spores, lichens and plant seeds were exposed to outer space conditions for 18 months, and lived to tell about it!

September 29, 2014

 

Cooked shrimp in shells

Plastic From Shrimp

Shrilk—a mixture of silk and shrimp shells—is a game-changer for biodegradable plastics.

September 26, 2014

 

red peppers

Chili Vs. Other Flavors

Bad news for spice addicts: Chili numbs your taste buds to other flavors.

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