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April 18, 2013

 

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Why Are Some People Double-Jointed?

Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go?

July 31, 2012

 

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What Are Reflexes?

Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.

October 12, 2011

 

man walking

Does A Bigger Butt Mean A Better Strut?

A small gluteus does fine at positioning the hip bone for tree climbing, but not for walking...

April 9, 2009

 

People running in marathon

Why Doesn’t Your Heart Get Tired?

Skeletal muscles are attached to bone structures and cannot stay long in a flexed position without depleting their energy reserves.

February 6, 2007

 

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The Knee Jerk Reflex

Our doctors always test our knee reflexes, but why is it so important?

July 30, 2006

 

octopus raising its tentacle

Octopus Biceps Curls

The octopus tentacle surprisingly acts in much the same way as the human arm when transferring tasty morsels from sucker to mouth.

March 29, 2004

 

Can Men Handle Alcohol Better than Women?

Can men handle alcohol better than women? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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