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December 20, 2012

 

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Paper Cuts, Why So Painful?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?

May 16, 2012

 

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A Cool Sunburn

When you get sunburned you often feel chilled... why?

June 17, 2011

 

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Is There Any Reason To Stretch Before A Workout?

To stretch or not to stretch. New research shows that stretching might not be needed before a workout.

July 19, 2010

 

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Baseball Pitchers Are Taking The Heat

A new study of baseball players between 2002 and 2008 shows that pitchers are getting injured hand over fist!

September 29, 2009

 

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Healing Rate Of Elbows And Eyeballs

Ever wonder why it takes so long for a scratch on the elbow to heal? After all, it takes just minutes for a scratch on the eyeball to heal.

January 15, 2009

 

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Backpacks and Backs

Did you know that around 20% of kids missed school last year because of back pain caused by backpacks?

January 1, 2008

 

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Ultrasound Science

Did you ever take a magnifying glass outside and burn dry grass or paper? Scientists are working on ways to use ultrasound to do the same thing inside the body.

September 17, 2007

 

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Men of Steel

A study out of the University of Missouri that found that guys with a "man- of-steel," "I-can-do-anything" attitude tend to heal faster than other guys.

April 16, 2006

 

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Hands Apart

Have you heard of the condition known as alien hand syndrome?

December 23, 2005

 

Painful Thoughts

Despite the wisdom of the constitution, it is simply not true that all people are created equal. Some are faster than others, some are better at math and some are musical geniuses, and some people have a higher threshold for pain than others. However, as a one study suggests, the ability to withstand pain is something that all people can improve upon, whether or not you’re born with this peculiar talent. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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