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December 14, 2011

 

sea_salt

To Salt Or Not To Salt

The soup could use a little more salt, but a voice in your head wonders if salt is bad for your health.

October 25, 2011

 

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The Physics Of Sound Waves: Why You Feel Music

Sound waves don't just travel in air: they travel through whatever they encounter, including your body.

January 29, 2010

 

Glass of Water

The Secret Life Of Hiccups

Hiccup... Hiccup... Hiccup... Why does my body hiccup?

February 6, 2007

 

A picture of the Indiana Ocean, in many shades of blue.

The History Of “Mesmerize” And “Hypnotism”

Have you ever been mesmerized? If so, you know that the term "mesmerize" means to be captivated in a trance-like state. But do you know its history?

August 26, 2006

 

a man grabs a large weight that is on the ground

How You Get Those Big Muscles

You probably know that the way to stronger muscles is a weight or resistance training program, but do you know how weight lifting increases strength?

July 30, 2006

 

cyclist in race

Lactic Acid’s Not the Burn

Lactic acid isn't the enemy it's been made out to be.

June 27, 2006

 

xray

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.

April 11, 2006

 

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The Skin Changes of Pregnancy

Because pregnancy increases the amount of blood flowing through the body, including to the skin, many pregnant women do get a rosy glow, but that's not all.

April 4, 2006

 

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Bile and the Digestion of Fats

What is stomach bile and where does it come into your body's digestive process?

January 2, 2006

 

A Clear Eyeful of Macula

All that spinach Popeye gulped didn’t just help his muscles bulge, it’s likely that it gave him razor-sharp vision too. Spinach, alongside other green, leafy vegetables, contributes to the protection of the macula, a part of your eye that allows you to focus on fine details. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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