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Posts tagged digestive system

January 30, 2013

 

a man in a straw hat taking a siesta

The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

September 6, 2012

 

two astronauts sit while their burgers float in the air

Dining In Space

Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!

December 13, 2011

 

A spilt salt skaker

Why Salt Makes You Thirsty

Why does eating salty popcorn or baked ham make you thirsty, sometimes a few hours after you've eaten it?

October 21, 2011

 

mosquito

Preventing Malaria Using Mosquitoes!

Malaria affects over two hundred million people each year and kills nearly one million. So, it's important to find a way to stop the transmission.

July 6, 2011

 

orb_weaver

Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

February 1, 2011

 

An empty white plate with metal fork

How Your Stomach Digests Food Using Protease

How does your body know to stop digesting after all the food is gone?

October 28, 2010

 

Many pineapples in a row

Pineapple: The Wonder Fruit

Christopher Columbus found Indians in the Caribbean using pineapple juice to soften their skin and to cure upset stomach. Are you a fan of pineapple?

May 13, 2009

 

Colorful reef squid

When Over-eating Can Kill

It would only take a single oversized meal to kill or cause brain injury to a squid.

May 6, 2009

 

Ringed Sacoglossan sitting at ocean bottom

Sea Slugs That Really Are What They Eat!

In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.

January 2, 2006

 

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Seed Swallower

Mmm, there's nothing like a fresh slice of watermelon until, oops, you just swallowed a seed!

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