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Posts tagged metabolism

February 6, 2013

 

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Why Do You Become Dehydrated When Sick?

If you have a runny nose and a fever, you'll need to drink more to replace those lost fluids. But why?

June 1, 2012

 

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Bug Antifreeze

How do tiny bugs survive the harsh cold of winter?

February 3, 2012

 

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The Mathematics Of Middle-Age Spread

How much more does an older runner have to run in order burn as many calories as a teenager?

August 31, 2011

 

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Which Is Healthier: Standing Or Sitting

There's mounting evidence that long stretches of inactivity are not good for you, even if you're not overweight and seem basically healthy.

February 22, 2011

 

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Hibernating Bears Marvel Scientists

Hibernating bears reduce their metabolism 75 percent yet do not drop their core temperature.

January 25, 2011

 

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Why Do My Hands And Feet Sweat So Much?

Why do hands and feet sweat so much? How do hormones and the nervous system control the body's cooling system?

December 24, 2009

 

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Butterflies In Your Stomach

What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?

January 27, 2009

 

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Food for Thought (Literally!)

If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!

February 6, 2008

 

Man Eating some Food

Mmmm…Pie!

Are you hungry right now? It could be because your brain doesn't have enough leptin.

December 7, 2005

 

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It’s a Bat’s Life

Who wants real bats in their house? Well, if bats could talk, they might say the feeling is mutual.

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