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December 19, 2013

 

A hair stylist works to achieve a perfect head of curls.

The Cause Of Curls

Want a new ’do? Your hair follicles are formidable foes.

August 1, 2013

 

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What Is The Difference Between Hair And Fur?

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

July 3, 2013

 

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A Tale Of The Supernatural

Have you ever heard that after people die, their fingernails, hair and teeth continue to grow? Today's program explores the truth behind this supernatural tale.

February 26, 2013

 

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Tissue Regeneration In The African Spiny Mouse

Today's A Moment of Science is about a creature who lends a whole new meaning to the phrase.

June 20, 2011

 

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Why You Can’t Bleach Sheep

Why is it okay to bleach cotton cloth, but not wool?

March 23, 2011

 

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What Is Bellybutton Lint?

Do you ever find little fluffs of lint trapped in your bellybutton? What is that stuff, and where does it come from?

February 17, 2011

 

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Cancer Cells And Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

December 9, 2010

 

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Don’t Worry, You’re Not Going Bald. You’re Just Losing Your Hair!

Do you notice the hairs in the bathtub or on your comb? Relax, you should not worry!

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?

December 16, 2008

 

Pimples on woman's face

Zits Versus Hairy Faces

Why do we get pimples? The general covering of our bodies in hair -- what we call "fur" on other animals -- is at the root of our problem with acne.

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