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October 23, 2012

 

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How Does The Body Make Blood?

The body must produce the liquid part of blood, called plasma, and the cells that float in it.

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...

May 11, 2012

 

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Two Climbers Climbed Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen. How?

Although Everest had first been climbed in 1953, this was the first successful ascent to be made without supplemental oxygen.

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?

December 16, 2011

 

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All About High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: HAPE

When fluid blocks the passage of oxygen into the lungs, the resulting suffocation is known as drowning, whether or not the person is submerged in water.

November 29, 2011

 

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Why Does Rubbing Alcohol Make A Good Antiseptic?

Oddly enough, a solution of 70% alcohol, that is, rubbing alcohol, is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol. Another case of where more is not better.

November 17, 2011

 

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How Do Vampire Bats Use Their Noses To Detect Prey?

They prowl in the dark, soar through starlit skies... they are vampire bats and they're looking for blood!

August 31, 2011

 

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Which Is Healthier: Standing Or Sitting

There's mounting evidence that long stretches of inactivity are not good for you, even if you're not overweight and seem basically healthy.

April 18, 2011

 

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Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Perform Valuable Service

The bacteria take nitrogen out of the air and make it available to other living organisms in an amazing process.

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