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January 4, 2012


Siamese fighting fish in a small bowl

Airhead Fish

Find out which fish will survive best in your little fishbowl!

December 16, 2011


mountain climbers

All About High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: HAPE

When fluid blocks the passage of oxygen into the lungs, the resulting suffocation is known as drowning, whether or not the person is submerged in water.

September 29, 2011


Cramped Airplane

Blood Clots When You Fly?

Flying may just be more dangerous than you'd previously thought.

August 15, 2011



True Love And Garlic

Why don't tooth-brushing and mouthwash really help? Why makes garlic so persistently stinky?

January 7, 2010


Three shots of vodka

How Do Breathalyzers Work? And What Do They Measure?

Ever wonder how a breathalyzer test actually works? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2009


Human body anatomy

Anatomy Ignorance: How Few People Can Locate The Heart

Do you know exactly where your heart is located? How about your bladder?

April 2, 2009


Woman holding heart shaped cookie

You Gotta Have Heart

We generally say the heart is on the left side of the chest because about two-thirds of its mass is to the left of the sternum.

January 2, 2009


Astronauts on the Moon

The Dangers of Lunar Dust

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.

February 25, 2008


Bowl of Popcorn

Popcorn Lung

Have you heard of popcorn worker lung? Over the past few decades, several workers at popcorn plants developed a lung disease that permanently scars the airway.

December 12, 2007


Shallow pond during day

Quick, Hide in Here!

Unfortunately, lying down in shallow water and breathing through a hollow reed won't work if you need a quick getaway. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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