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August 2, 2013

 

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What Does Ecstasy Do To Your Brain?

If you've read or heard the news you've probably heard about a drug called ecstasy, or "e" for short. What is ecstasy and what does it do to your brain?

July 17, 2013

 

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Are You Sure Your Heart’s In The Right Place?

On today's Moment of Science, we're sure your heart's in the right place.

July 8, 2013

 

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Why Brushing Your Teeth Makes Juice Taste Funny

A glass of juice is a great addition to breakfast: it's healtful, and it tastes good. But, what if you've already brushed your teeth?

July 5, 2013

 

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Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

July 4, 2013

 

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Why Are We Nice To Others?

Hhow and why is it that we have the capacity to help people not related to us, even when there's no apparent evolutionary benefit?

June 26, 2013

 

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Doctors Make Mistakes: Here’s What To Know

Sometimes, I hear about someone having surgery and the surgeon leaving something in their body. Or about a doctor performing surgery on the wrong arm or leg...

June 14, 2013

 

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Does Climate Change Mean More Flus?

I'm writing during flu season, and it seems like this is one of the worst outbreaks in a while. Any idea what's causing it?

June 13, 2013

 

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Fish Are Getting High On Drugs

Did you know that low concentrations of drug residue survive sewage plants and end up in water downstream from wastewater facilities?

June 5, 2013

 

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How Do Artificial Tanning Creams Work?

Have you ever used fake tanner?

June 4, 2013

 

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Does Diet Soda Cause Depression?

I keep hearing about how diet soda is bad for you.

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