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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 29, 2008

 

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.

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?

March 25, 2008

 

A baby girl smiling

Evolution in Your Mouth

Have you ever doubted or questioned the teachings of Evolution? If you want to learn more, all you have to do is look inside your mouth and find answers.

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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