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June 28, 2010

 

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What Is Causing A Decline In The Vulture Population?

What is happening to vultures around the world? Why are they declining in numbers?

June 25, 2010

 

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Why Don’t Vultures Get Food Poisoning?

How do vultures avoid getting sick since they are known as nature's "clean up crew?"

March 10, 2010

 

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Why Are Med Students Being Stuck By Needles?

More then 80% of medical students have reported being stuck by a needle at some point during training.

December 8, 2008

 

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Man’s Best Friend—in All Shapes and Sizes

Isn't it amazing that dog breeds like the Chihuahua and the Great Dane can vary so much in size, yet be the same species?

November 30, 2006

 

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Wildlife Rescue

Rushing to the aid of a cute baby animal is hard to resist, but be careful and follow the proper procedure.

February 7, 2006

 

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Fungi Unknowns

There may be as many as one million to 1.5 million species of fungi, but that we've identified and named only about ten-percent of them.

November 23, 2005

 

Bone “Magic”

If you suffer a serious bone break, to repair it, your surgeon might fuse small pieces of bone to the broken bone. Back pain surgeries sometimes involve a similar procedure. These small pieces of bone don’t come from a Petri dish. The bone has to be removed from your hips or a rib. Sound painful? It is. It’s an operation that can potentially lead to serious complications. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005

 

Ashes, Ashes

According to some historians, "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about the plague that wiped out nearly half the population of Europe during the Middle Ages.

January 3, 2005

 

Managing Osteoporosis

What is called the "silent disease," because you abruptly fall and end up with a bone fracture or a collapsed vertebra?

September 23, 2004

 

Rapid Evolution and Population Dynamics

A recent study suggests that adaptive evolution might actually play a role in the dynamics of the predator-prey relationship.

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