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January 22, 2014

 

A girl with a sore throat eats a popsickle

Why Sore Throats Hurt

Ever wonder why sore throats hurt so badly? And why do they occur in the first place?

December 2, 2013

 

A water fountain shoots a stream of water from a human face.

Spitting Image of Health

Saliva doesn't just help with digestion; it also aids your body's fight against disease and infection.

May 3, 2005

 

How to Blow Your Nose

Do you know the correct nose-blowing technique? Is there a correct way, and what is the difference? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 19, 2004

 

Chronic Sinusitis

Do you experience chronic sinusitis? Treatment may be coming your way! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 19, 2004

 

Fencing in Bacteria

What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sex, Violence, and Garden Snails

If you think dating is tough, just be glad you aren’t a garden snail. When you live life at a snail’s pace, you’d better be able to mate with the next snail you meet without worrying if it’s male or female. That’s why garden snails are hermaphrodites and can take on both the male and female roles in reproduction.

September 27, 2003

 

Stomache Growls

When our brain tells us its time to eat, a reflex kicks in that makes the stomach walls contract. The contractions cause the digested food in the intestine to move down towards the rectum.

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