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July 15, 2008


Tree under hot sun

Too Hot Or Just Right?

If our body temperature is in the nineties why do similar air temperatures feel too hot instead of just right? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 6, 2008


Mosquito bites on leg

The Itchy Truth

Have you ever stopped to wonder, mid-scratch, exactly why scratching is so effective against itching? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 8, 2008


Backside of old man's ears

Big Ears

Some doctors thought it might be interesting to find out if older people's ears are actually bigger, or if it's just an illusion.

April 1, 2008


Tennis player making backhand swing

Tennis Elbow

Wrist muscles that are the key to tennis elbow. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 26, 2008


A fake example of a fingerprint

What Good Are Fingerprints?

Readers of detective fiction knows one thing fingerprints are good for, their unique patterns. Why have we evolved such convoluted fingertips and why so useful?

March 26, 2008


The Junk Food aisle at a local grocery store

Why Do We Love Junk Food?

You appear to turn down fatty foods with a stoical disregard, when nobody is looking you dive into a deep-dish pizza. It's okay, everyone does this, but why?

February 26, 2008


Peroxide Bubbles on Fingers

First-aid Bubbles

Pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cut or scrape and an instant foam of tiny bubbles appears. But where do the bubbles come from, and do they really help?

January 1, 2008


Ultrasound Machine and Bed

Ultrasound Science

Did you ever take a magnifying glass outside and burn dry grass or paper? Scientists are working on ways to use ultrasound to do the same thing inside the body.

December 26, 2007


"I love you" in different languages

Learning Language

Have you ever wondered why some people can learn a new language easily, but others struggle? It could be because they have a large Heschl's Gyrus.

December 26, 2007


Freshly baked cookies


Anosmia, the term for the lack of a sense of smell, affects over two million Americans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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