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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

 

A terraced green tea field

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

 

A human ear

Those Who Don’t Like Music

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

July 10, 2014

 

A human arm rests in the grass

Think Buff?

While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.

July 9, 2014

 

A blue stethescope

Contaminated Stethoscopes

It's hard to believe such a common medical tool could be so dangerous, but it is.

July 8, 2014

 

The martian horizon as seen from orbit around the red planet

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

July 7, 2014

 

A field of large cobble stones fills the frame.

Kidney Stones: A World Of Pain

On this episode, we'll journey into the kidneys to find out what makes kidney stones hurt so much.

July 4, 2014

 

A yellow

How Seatbelts Work

Everyone knows seatbelts save lives. But do you know how they work?

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