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Posts tagged blood vessels

December 18, 2013

 

Foot injury being treated with an ice pack

Put Some Ice On It

Are you injured? Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation will get you fast results!

May 30, 2013

 

insects pinned to a board

Why Is Insect Blood Green Or Yellow?

You've probably heard someone use the phrase "blood red," but have you ever wondered if all blood really is red in humans?

March 6, 2013

 

orange and pink running shoes

What Are Blisters?

Whether from playing too much basketball or jogging in ill-fitting sneakers, we've all had blisters. But what are blisters, and how do they form?

February 1, 2013

 

Blue sky with sun reflecting

Blue Sky + Looking Up = Seeing Tiny Dots And Swirls

Have you ever been staring into space, or gazing up at a clear, blue sky and suddenly noticed clusters of tiny dots and swirls?

January 30, 2013

 

a man in a straw hat taking a siesta

The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

May 23, 2012

 

a plate of bacon

Does Bacon Stop Nosebleeds?

Dear A Moment of Science, I've heard that pork can be used to stop a nosebleed. Is this true, or just a myth?

May 16, 2012

 

sunscreen with hand

A Cool Sunburn

When you get sunburned you often feel chilled... why?

November 18, 2010

 

snowman in winter

What Happens To Your Body During Frostbite?

What is frostbite and why is it so dangerous to your body?

July 1, 2009

 

Tiny origami crane on top of coin

Origami Science: Ancient Art To Cutting Edge Science

Need a way to make something large and expansive, small and compact for its journey to its final destination? Scientists are looking to origami to do just that.

June 5, 2008

 

An green bruise after giving blood

Green Bruises

If blood is either red or blueish, depending on the presence of oxygen, why are bruises sometimes black, green, brown, or even yellow?

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