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May 27, 2016

 

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The Importance of Hand Washing

Surveys show that 30 percent of people do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom, which exposes others to germs and infections.

May 26, 2016

 

man holds stomach, gesturing that he's full

My Bacteria are Full

Gut bacteria not only help digest food, they also signal to our brain that we've eaten enough.

May 24, 2016

 

child's eyes

Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

May 23, 2016

 

clouds

How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

May 20, 2016

 

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Blow Dryer Flier

How does this ping pong ball float in mid-air? Bernoulli's Principle.

May 19, 2016

 

photo of heart lights with one heart in foreground

Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a below average heart rate, slower than 60 beats per minute.

May 18, 2016

 

weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

May 17, 2016

 

mountains in Denali National Park, Alaska

Why Mountains Stop Growing

Scientists tackle this mystery: Why do mountains rise but never get any taller?

May 16, 2016

 

field potatoes

Irish Potato Famine Investigation

DNA detectives trace the bacteria that caused the Irish Potato Famine back to 16th century South America.

May 13, 2016

 

anaconda

Anaconda!

Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

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