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January 17, 2014

 

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How Whales Dive Deep

How is it that whales are able to withstand the extreme pressures of the ocean's depths?

September 26, 2013

 

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Can Oxygen Be Toxic?

Can oxygen sometimes be toxic? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 11, 2012

 

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William Harvey, Circulation, And History!

Through the early 1600s, physicians believed there were two kinds of blood, one made by the liver and one by the heart...

July 4, 2012

 

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Leg Cramps Like Clockwork

If you get bad leg cramps, it could be a sign of serious heart disease.

April 12, 2012

 

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Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

March 26, 2012

 

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The Sound Of Pressure

Have you ever been squeezed by a sphygmomanometer?

September 23, 2010

 

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Rat Whiskers Prevent Stroke!

Scientists are experimenting with rat whiskers. The have found that they stop a stroke from occurring. Cool, right? But, would it work on humans?

May 2, 2007

 

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Cocoa and Blood Flow

According to one study, some kinds of cocoa could not only taste good, but be good for you, too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 1, 2006

 

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The Big Squeeze

If you've ever had your blood pressure checked. But did you ever wonder why it's your upper arm that gets the big squeeze, rather than your wrist or your leg?

February 9, 2006

 

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Metal Memory

Are you familiar with shape memory alloy? There's no actual memory involved, at least not in computer or human terms.

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