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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

 

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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.

July 3, 2013

 

zombie on a zombie walk

A Tale Of The Supernatural

Have you ever heard that after people die, their fingernails, hair and teeth continue to grow? Today's program explores the truth behind this supernatural tale.

June 25, 2013

 

mosquito on yellow surface

Mosquitos In Winter

When it gets cold, a biochemical process replaces some of the water in the mosquito's body with glycerol.

April 5, 2013

 

green apple from side

Applesauce Harnesses The Power Of Osmosis!

Applesauce recipes call for sugar, to heighten the sweetness. The recipe is very specific about when to add the sugar--after the apples have cooked. Why?

February 26, 2013

 

golden spiny mice

Tissue Regeneration In The African Spiny Mouse

Today's A Moment of Science is about a creature who lends a whole new meaning to the phrase.

February 19, 2013

 

head of lettuce

Why Lettuce Should NOT Be Frozen

A Moment of Science wonders, why isn't there any frozen lettuce?

December 21, 2012

 

benadryl boxes on a shelf

What Causes Itches?

What brings on itches in the first place, and why does scratching provide such welcome relief?

December 13, 2012

 

hand holding bottle of red nailpolish with nails painted red

What Are Fingernails?

Fingernails. They're good for scratching, biting, clipping, and polishing. But what are they, in fact?

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