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Posts tagged feces

January 15, 2014

 

Macro of colorful dung beetle

A Dung Beetle Story

The bizarre story of how dung beetles bring the next generation into the world.

December 26, 2013

 

Close-up view of a dust might

What Makes Dust Mites So Sneezy?

Are indoor allergies getting you down? The cause may gross you out!

August 9, 2013

 

people spelling poop out in sparklers

Fecal Transplants, C-Diff, And Poop!

Doctors have been having remarkable success with a rather unconventional type of treatment: fecal transplantation.

December 6, 2012

 

cat staring at camera

Why Cats Bury Their Droppings

Kitty litter, cat box, automatic pooper scooper--an industry has built up around the fact that domestic cats bury their waste.

May 29, 2009

 

Man examining a Moa skeleton

Moa Treasure

Scientist are studying the extinct giant moa bird and its environment. Find out what kinds of artifacts they are searching for to help their study!

June 27, 2006

 

pet waste sign

The Power in Dog Doo

Many European farms have been turning animal waste into biofuel for 20 years now.

September 27, 2003

 

Fossilized Poop

The topic of Today's Moment of Science is fossilized fecal matter. You heard me. Fecal matter, feces, poop, whichever you prefer.

September 27, 2003

 

Disgust in Phobias

In treating patients with phobias, therapists address the emotion of fear and try to alter that emotion so the patient is no longer afraid. However, patients with what doctors call blood-injection-injury phobia experience more difficulty with treatment. It includes people who fear needles, blood, and surgery.

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