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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?

December 14, 2011

 

sea_salt

To Salt Or Not To Salt

The soup could use a little more salt, but a voice in your head wonders if salt is bad for your health.

December 12, 2011

 

pregnant belly

The Renaissance Organ

There's one da Vinci of the body, a true Renaissance organ, which can perform functions of the lungs, liver, stomach and kidneys.

September 16, 2009

 

Human body anatomy

Anatomy Ignorance: How Few People Can Locate The Heart

Do you know exactly where your heart is located? How about your bladder?

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