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Posts tagged epidermis

August 22, 2014

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are over-selling themselves.

December 1, 2009

 

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Hair Grows And Grays

How does hair development start, what is a hair follicle, and why does hair turn gray?

March 26, 2008

 

A fake example of a fingerprint

What Good Are Fingerprints?

Readers of detective fiction knows one thing fingerprints are good for, their unique patterns. Why have we evolved such convoluted fingertips and why so useful?

June 1, 2007

 

a rose stem with thorns

A Rose By any Other Name

Every rose has it's "prickle"? Not quite the phrase we are used to hearing, but actually roses don't have thorns at all!

January 2, 2007

 

macroimage of the skin on the back of a hand

Thick Skin

What does it mean to be "thick skinned"? Why is some skin thicker than other skin?

July 29, 2005

 

Plant Hair

Have you ever seen a hairy plant? Plants may appear to have hair, but the technical term for plant hair is trichomes. These trichomes may resemble hair, but they’re not the same as what we mammals have. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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