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December 6, 2005

 

A plate of cheesy broccoli.

How To Count Calories: Net Vs. Total

So exactly how many calories do you burn in a day?

October 21, 2005

 

Fainting Away

Do you faint if you see, or maybe even think about blood? The symptoms you are experiencing are part of a syndrome called vasovagal syncope syndrome. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 9, 2005

 

Sleepless at Your Own Risk

If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter or gone without sleep for more than two days in a row, you know what happens. You start to feel groggy, and eventually have trouble concentrating. You might even hallucinate. Go without sleep for too long and, as studies using rats have shown, you can die. Clearly, our bodies need sleep. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 2, 2005

 

Skin Tags

Have you spotted a strange mole, only to discover it doesn’t really resemble a mole at all? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 25, 2005

 

Zinc and Colds

You may have heard you should take zinc for a cold. Is there any scientific evidence that zinc gets rid of colds? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Driving Under Pressure

As your car rapidly decelerates, you feel yourself pushed up against the wheel. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Stomach Stapling

Nearly 2/3 of all American adults are overweight. Of those, almost 1/3 are obese. What’s to be done? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 3, 2004

 

Forensics

Ever wonder how forensic scientists determine how long a corpse has been dead? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 22, 2004

 

thermometer

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

April 20, 2004

 

terminator

The Uncanny Valley And Non-Human Expression

How come robots that appear too life-like are disturbing?

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