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November 15, 2013

 

An outstretched hand balances a crystal ball in its palm.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

Are six-fingers in store for our evolutionary future?

October 12, 2012

 

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How People In Greenland Learn How To Count

The counting system of native Greenlanders not only uses all ten fingers, but all ten toes as well!

September 25, 2011

 

Four fingers, wrinkled from water immersion

Wrinkles Reconsidered – Why Your Fingers And Toes Wrinkle When Wet

A Moment Of Science revisits the science of hands and feet that wrinkle when wet.

May 25, 2010

 

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Why Do We Have 10 Fingers And 10 Toes?

Why not 5 or 15? Why is 10 the magic number when it comes to fingers and toes?

March 30, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

The Origin of Fingers and Toes

Before about 360 million years ago, no vertebrates had limbs. They all shared the same fish-like body shape. But around that time something exciting happened.

February 21, 2006

 

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Cool Cash

It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.

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