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Posts tagged lungs

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.

December 2, 2005

 

Squares Rule

“Squares” was the somewhat rude but good-natured term used for people who have consistent, if perhaps a little bland, emotional lives. A long-term study conducted from 1942 to the present suggests that squares have the last laugh. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2005

 

Heimlich

You probably know about the Heimlich Maneuver, but who, or what, is Heimlich? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 3, 2005

 

Mile High, Feeling Low

It may seem that the Denver Nuggets have quite the advantage when playing the Detroit Pistons as a result of altitude. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 15, 2004

 

Acanthostega

Learn about the acanthostega on this Moment of Science.

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