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December 17, 2012


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Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

September 18, 2012


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Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

April 20, 2012


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Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

February 13, 2012


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Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

December 19, 2011


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Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

I've heard that some dogs can smell if someone has cancer. Is this really true, or is it more like an urban legend?

July 20, 2011


heart-shaped candle burning

It May Burn, But It’s Not Your Heart: Why Do I Get Heartburn?

It may burn, but it's not your heart. Learn the truth behind heartburn on this Moment of Science.

May 10, 2011


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Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

February 17, 2011



Cancer Cells And Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

November 11, 2010


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Cigarette Packages To Get Gory

Cigarette packages are about to become more graphic.

October 13, 2010


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Health Issue: The Size Of Your Waist

Are you concerned about your weight? Well, researchers believe you should also worry about the size of your waist.

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