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August 13, 2006


a woman's feet in flip-flops

Flip-flops and Feet

We live in a casual age, at least when it comes to footwear. But can these laid back sandals actually be harming your feet?

June 27, 2006



Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

March 8, 2006


A diagrap of the human body

What’s The Point Of The Appendix?

Can you really survive without an appendix?

January 23, 2006



Cloudy Vision

Thanks in part to the wonders of modern medicine, people are living longer than every before. Living to a ripe old age does have its drawbacks, though.

December 23, 2005


Painful Thoughts

Despite the wisdom of the constitution, it is simply not true that all people are created equal. Some are faster than others, some are better at math and some are musical geniuses, and some people have a higher threshold for pain than others. However, as a one study suggests, the ability to withstand pain is something that all people can improve upon, whether or not you’re born with this peculiar talent. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 1, 2005


Pained Ankle

Your step the wrong way off a curb and sprain your ankle…or is it a strain? A strain is when you badly stretch or tear a muscle. A sprain is when you stretch or tear ligaments, or part of a ligament. A Moment of Science.

November 23, 2005


Bone “Magic”

If you suffer a serious bone break, to repair it, your surgeon might fuse small pieces of bone to the broken bone. Back pain surgeries sometimes involve a similar procedure. These small pieces of bone don’t come from a Petri dish. The bone has to be removed from your hips or a rib. Sound painful? It is. It’s an operation that can potentially lead to serious complications. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 29, 2005


The Wonders of Cell Replication

At this very second, cells in your body are replacing themselves. Maybe your muscle cells, maybe your bone cells, or maybe even both. First, how do they do it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 22, 2005



They say that no two fingerprints are alike, but your relatives’ fingerprints might look similar to your own. While the intricate details of an individual fingerprint are unique, pattern types and the overall size, shape, and spacing of the ridges in a pattern are all inherited traits. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 30, 2005


Gunk in the Eye

Have you ever woken up to something gooey in the corners of your eyes? Why do we get eye crust when we’re asleep but not when we’re awake? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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