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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.

December 13, 2012

 

hand holding bottle of red nailpolish with nails painted red

What Are Fingernails?

Fingernails. They're good for scratching, biting, clipping, and polishing. But what are they, in fact?

November 12, 2012

 

white antlers overlapping each other

What Is The Difference Between Horns And Antlers?

There are some important differences between horns and antlers.

August 3, 2009

 

Toddler shedding a tear.

Why We Cry: The Chemistry Of Tears

It turns out, tears are more essential than might have thought. This Moment of Science looks at the chemistry of tears.

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.

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