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November 24, 2016

 

Fully Spread Peacock

Runaway Tail!

One common misconception people have regarding evolution is that the gradual changing of physical forms always benefits the species in question.

November 17, 2016

 

Blue vein in wrist

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 8, 2016

 

X-ray of a full set of teeth.

Evolution In Your Mouth

Humans may be evolving toward having less than thirty-two teeth.

May 17, 2013

 

Boiling water in pot

Ow! Why Hot Feels Cold

Have you ever dipped your toe into a hot bath and felt a flash of icy cold just before you realize that its really burning?

March 19, 2013

 

a mother cries as her daughter comforts her

What Causes A Lump In Your Throat?

Do you ever get choked up during a sad movie? Does it feel like a lump in your throat?

December 20, 2012

 

A paper cut on fingertip

Paper Cuts, Why So Painful?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?

November 13, 2012

 

Older couple with grey hair

Going Gray

It's impossible for hair to completely change color overnight. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 4, 2012

 

legs running on the beach at sunset

Leg Cramps Like Clockwork

If you get bad leg cramps, it could be a sign of serious heart disease.

May 17, 2012

 

meadow grass

Plant Self-defense

What keeps seemingly defenseless grass from hungry grazers?

February 3, 2012

 

younger and older runners on a trail

The Mathematics Of Middle-Age Spread

How much more does an older runner have to run in order burn as many calories as a teenager?

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