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Posts tagged ears

November 18, 2010

 

snowman in winter

What Happens To Your Body During Frostbite?

What is frostbite and why is it so dangerous to your body?

November 3, 2010

 

ear with ear bud in it

What Causes The Ringing In Your Ears?

Well, for one thing, the problem goes deeper than just your ears.

March 24, 2010

 

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Otoliths, Ear Rocks, And The Epley Maneuver

Have you ever heard of the Epley Maneuver to help Otoliths?

April 15, 2009

 

Chunnel entrance on England's side

Ear-friendly Train Tunnels

The most famous tunnel is the thirty mile "Chunnel" between England and France. The Chunnel is actually two separate tunnels, connected by cross passages.

January 13, 2009

 

Large African elephant in wilderness

Quiet! This Noise is Hurting My Feet

Cowboys in Western movies sometimes puts their ear to the ground to listen for a stampede or wagon train. Elephants can also communicate by hearing vibrations.

November 3, 2008

 

Mantid on Wet Ground

The Cyclopean Ear

Mantids are some of the most impressive insect predators, regularly snaring other insects or even the occasional lizard, snake or frog.

June 17, 2008

 

The Human Ear

Amazing Little Ears

Humans detect the direction a sound comes from by comparing the difference in time of arrival, or loudness of the sound, so why is there a difference?

April 8, 2008

 

Backside of old man's ears

Big Ears

Some doctors thought it might be interesting to find out if older people's ears are actually bigger, or if it's just an illusion.

October 9, 2007

 

Man Plugging Ears

Tinnitus

You possibly already know that hearing loss affects millions of Americans every year, but did you know that hearing "gain" is also a widespread problem?

October 5, 2007

 

Upclose Ear

What’s In Your Ears? Different Varieties Of Earwax

Did you know that earwax actually comes in different varieties? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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