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September 24, 2013

 

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Heart Rate: What A Baby’s Heart Rate Should Be

How do you think a baby's heart rate compares to adults?

May 11, 2012

 

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Two Climbers Climbed Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen. How?

Although Everest had first been climbed in 1953, this was the first successful ascent to be made without supplemental oxygen.

July 26, 2011

 

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Samatha Meditation Could Reduce Pain

Scientists have found that mindfulness meditation, known as "Samatha Meditation," could be reducing the pain that people experience.

January 25, 2011

 

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Why Do My Hands And Feet Sweat So Much?

Why do hands and feet sweat so much? How do hormones and the nervous system control the body's cooling system?

November 17, 2010

 

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Heartbeats Reveal Heartbreak

Is it really true that you can die of a broken heart?

July 2, 2010

 

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Owning A Pet Is Beneficial To Your Health

Do you own a pet? Chances are you're healthier than a friend who doesn't own a companion animal.

December 24, 2009

 

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Butterflies In Your Stomach

What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?

March 24, 2009

 

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Primate Grooming

Grooming reduces tension by lowering the heart rate and releasing endorphins that are calming.

December 1, 2005

 

Torpor

Did you know that many small animals that stay in cold environments during the winter go into a brief daily hibernation-like state? Scientists call it torpor. Torpor allows the animals to lower their body temperatures greatly, and their breathing and heart rate are so slow you can barely tell they’re alive. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Remembering Alien Abductions

If a memory causes physical distress, does that necessarily mean that the event you’re remembering actually happened? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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