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August 25, 2015


snowflakes through prism of light

Rainbow Snow

We dream of powdery white snow, but snow actually comes in multi-colored varieties.

July 17, 2015


old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

April 16, 2015


thawing ice sheet

Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

April 10, 2015


rock climbing wall

How Cells Get Around

Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.

April 3, 2015


X-ray of chest and shoulder

Broken Bones

Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.

February 3, 2015


purple pipe organ sponges

Sponges: Stranger than Science Fiction

Sponges are expert shape shifters that let the world (and food) come to them.

August 16, 2014


Scientists See Through Mice To Medical Developments

New "clearing" technique allows scientists to see into an organism's cells without damaging tissue.

May 6, 2014


Microscope slide showing cancerous cells from the cervix.

The Importance Of Pap Smears

In case you didn't know already, there are good reasons for why doctors perform Pap smears.

January 8, 2014


Three yellow onions against a white background

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

As it turns out, the same compounds that make you cry may also keep you healthy.

November 5, 2013


A set of four crocheted brains

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

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