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October 25, 2014


A cup of coffee with a heart drawn in the foam.

Coffee Debate Brews

Before you grab your next cup of coffee, check out these latest scientific studies.

February 6, 2014


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Iron Loading

Iron is necessary to maintaining a healthy body, but did you know too much can actually be dangerous?

January 29, 2014


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Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

March 20, 2013


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Death By Peanut

How much damage can one little peanut do? An awful lot for those who are allergic.

September 11, 2012


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William Harvey, Circulation, And History!

Through the early 1600s, physicians believed there were two kinds of blood, one made by the liver and one by the heart...

December 12, 2011


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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.

November 13, 2007


Fast food sandwich and French fries

Fast Food = Fat Liver

Fatty liver disease occurs when fat builds up around the liver and can damage it permanently. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 6, 2006


Energy drinks and alcohol on ice

Caffeine And Alcohol

Does caffeine counteract certain ugly side effects of alcohol? Is there any reason to be wary of mixing the two substances?

November 19, 2004


Pump You Up, Break You Down

How do steroids work, and what makes them so dangerous? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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