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October 15, 2013

 

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Why Don’t Humans Have Spots Or Stripes?

Ever wondered why we humans don't have spots or stripes? Well, maybe you haven't, but it is interesting that so many creatures are multicolored but we are not.

December 1, 2009

 

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Hair Grows And Grays

How does hair development start, what is a hair follicle, and why does hair turn gray?

November 29, 2007

 

Sectoral Heterochromia

Heterochromia

Know anyone with two different colored eyes? The condition is called heterochromia. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 8, 2007

 

Baby with blue birthmark

Backside Blues

Parents of East Asian, East African, and Native American descent are not surprised when their babies are born with a blueish-color birthmark on their backside.

September 27, 2003

 

Spots and Stripes

Why do some creatures have spots and stripes, while others don't?

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