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July 23, 2015


fly, close-up

Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or can't choke out these pesky pilots.

April 2, 2015



One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

June 18, 2014


A drinking fountain in a park

Down The Wrong Tube

Have you ever wondered what's really going on when you choke on what you're eating or drinking?

June 12, 2014


Chest X-ray

Detecting Odors Is Not Just for Your Nose

While we tend to associate olfaction with our noses and brains, other parts of our body also have a "sense of smell."

January 29, 2014


A dinosaur replica in front of some cactus plants

Walking And Breathing

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

August 5, 2013


dolphin jumping in the water

Marine Animals Have Interesting Sleeping Habits

Marine mammals don't sleep for a solid 8 hours a night, the way we do.

March 18, 2013


dipping milk and cookie

Blowing Milk Out Of Your Nose

Have you ever laughed so hard that milk came out your nose?

September 11, 2012


heard drawn in the sand

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...

June 7, 2012



Why Cigarette Smoke is Blue–or White

We know that some nasty things are happening to the lungs, but why does the smoke change color?

May 11, 2012


mount everest

Two Climbers Climbed Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen. How?

Although Everest had first been climbed in 1953, this was the first successful ascent to be made without supplemental oxygen.

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