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Posts tagged death

October 31, 2013

 

Dancing skeletons are used as decor for Day of the Dead celebrations.

Deadly Movements

Chemical reactions can cause decomposing bodies to twitch, move, and groan.

July 3, 2013

 

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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.

August 29, 2012

 

neurons in the brain

What Happens When You Lose Neurons?

Around age 20, we begin to lose neurons to the process of aging. By 75, nearly one-tenth of the neurons you were born with have died.

January 10, 2011

 

Red-wing blackbird perched on a branch

Why Birds Fell From The Sky Over New Years

News spread quickly about "birds falling from the sky." What happened to the birds?

November 17, 2010

 

heartbreak

Heartbeats Reveal Heartbreak

Is it really true that you can die of a broken heart?

December 11, 2009

 

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Newly Single And Less Healthy

When a marriage ends due to divorce or death, the participants see a decline in health as well.

August 10, 2009

 

Four surgeons performing on patient

How Does Your Surgeon Prepare For The Big Operation?

Surgeons have pretty tedious jobs. One mistake could result in the death of a patient. How do these professionals prepare for such stressful situations?

June 30, 2005

 

Deaths During the Holidays

Research indicates that more people die of natural causes during the holiday season than any other time of the year. 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.

September 27, 2003

 

Women’s Hearts

What is the leading cause of death in women over fifty? The answer may surprise you. Find out on this Moment of Science.

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