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December 1, 2009



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.

April 8, 2008


Man shaving his face

A Close Shave

Is shaving cream really necessary, and if so, how does it work? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 12, 2007


Big scar down head

Growing Hair on Scars

Got scars? As you've no doubt noticed, scar tissue is distinct from normal skin. It's more taut, and it's hairless. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 2, 2007


Close up of ear

Your Ear’s Internal Amplifier

You probably imagine that your ears are rather passive, but they can play a surprisingly active role too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 23, 2005


Split Ends

Split ends are a common enough hair complaint, but do you know what precisely is splitting, and how, and why? In order to answer these questions and more, a quick hair anatomy lesson. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 20, 2005


Bad Hair? Check Your Genes

There's a good chance that hair patterns are determined by our genes.

June 1, 2004



Whiskers On Women?

Do you know women who are self-conscious about whiskers?

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