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September 8, 2015


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Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

April 24, 2015


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Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

September 28, 2012


woman with red lips making the fish face

The Origins Of Human Speech

Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.

January 2, 2007


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Thick Skin

What does it mean to be "thick skinned"? Why is some skin thicker than other skin?

September 27, 2003


Forry, Wrong Number

In fact, there are several reasons, the major one being that telephones completely remove any visual cues from the process of communication. Not only do we read emotional content off the posture of a speaker’s body and face, but language comprehension is aided by a subtle form of lip reading.

September 27, 2003


Why Lips Go Dry

Today, on A Moment of Science, why lips go dry. Let’s start by reviewing the ways in which the surface of our lips is different from the surface of the skin on the rest of our bodies. Basically, our lips are made of the same mucus membrane that coats the inside of our mouths. This […]

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