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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?

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?

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.

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