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October 14, 2016


Three neon lights in the shapes of hand. The left is orange-red. The middle is bright green. The right is red.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

What does the crystal ball reveal for human evolutionary future? Is it six-fingered hands for everyone?

September 26, 2016


Ice-Cream In A Bowl

A Sweet Tooth Means A Numb Tongue

Ice cream seems to be the worst offender in terms of calories. Is there a reason why it has to be so very fattening?

July 28, 2014


chocolate treats in a box

The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Recent studies have found that chocolate very well may have health benefits.

March 3, 2014


A sleeping kitten

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

February 18, 2014


Fingers appear to pinch the sun

Human Sleep Cycle Slightly Longer Than A Day

Starved of environmental cues telling us when it's time to go to sleep, our sleep cycles are actually a little longer than twenty-four hours.

February 12, 2014


X-ray image of a human knee joint

What Is An ACL Anyway?

We've all heard about someone who's torn an ACL, but do we really know what that means?

February 11, 2014


A plate of muffins with drizzled frosting and sprinkles

Rumbles From The Deep

Ever wonder why your stomach makes all that noise when you're hungry?

January 14, 2014


A cigarette burns against blue sky

The Cost Of Smoking

Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.

January 10, 2014


Close up photo of greenish-blue eye

The Downside Of Looking Sleepy

There are lots of good reasons why you should try to get more sleep.

January 9, 2014


A multitude of red blood cells packed together

Oy Veins!

Have you ever wondered how those pesky varicose veins form?

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