Learn about animal genetic modification and the benefits it provides for humans on this Moment of Science.
You've probably heard the word osteoporosis and know it has to do with bones. But can you explain it? Learn about Osteoporosis on this Moment of Science.
Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go? If you can, you might be what some people call “double-jointed.” But, A Moment of Science wonders, how could anyone have double joints?
If you slip in the bath and bang your head, you might end up in the hospital; but bighorn sheep regularly bang heads without giving it a second thought. How do they do it?
If you have good posture, your bones will carry you the way a skyscraper’s frame carries the weight of the building. If not, you may end up more like the leaning tower of Pisa. While there are many routes to bad posture, high heels are certainly one of the most popular.
You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop; ever wonder how felines can survie such great falls? Find out on this Moment of Science.