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Posts tagged human biology

February 21, 2014

 

A naked mole rat in profile eating cheese

What Do Naked Mole Rats And Ants Have In Common?

You might be surprised by just how alike the world's homeliest rodent species is to many colony-building insect species.

December 12, 2011

 

pregnant belly

The Renaissance Organ

There's one da Vinci of the body, a true Renaissance organ, which can perform functions of the lungs, liver, stomach and kidneys.

January 10, 2008

 

Alphabet Letters on a Fridge

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

December 12, 2007

 

Chimpanzee sitting upright

Humans Take A Stand Part 1

Among all the primates, we humans are the only ones that stand on two legs. How did it come about that we do every day what nobody else does?

November 27, 2007

 

Close up of eyelash with mascara

There Might Be Mites in Those Eyelashes

Your face might be home to a group of tiny creatures! These organisms, called demodicids, or eyelash mites, live on the bodies of even the cleanest of people.

June 30, 2005

 

Gunk in the Eye

Have you ever woken up to something gooey in the corners of your eyes? Why do we get eye crust when we’re asleep but not when we’re awake? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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