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Posts tagged folklore

June 10, 2014

 

A false-color skull x-ray

Modern Science, Folktales And Williams Syndrome

Once upon a time, people may have understood this condition in terms of "elves" and "fairies". Thankfully, modern science gives us a more sensitive accounting.

October 31, 2010

 

Halloween’s Creepy Creature Countdown

A Moment of Science is unmasking Halloween's most notorious creatures of the night.

June 18, 2007

 

Garlic Cloves

Garlic, Revealed

Everyone knows that garlic is good for you. It lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer and heart disease, and even makes mosquito bites stop itching...right?

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