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July 7, 2014

 

A field of large cobble stones fills the frame.

Kidney Stones: A World Of Pain

On this episode, we'll journey into the kidneys to find out what makes kidney stones hurt so much.

May 26, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The Electric Sense

Some aquatic animals have a sixth sense that allows them to detect electrical fields in water.

October 31, 2013

 

Dancing skeletons are used as decor for Day of the Dead celebrations.

Deadly Movements

Chemical reactions can cause decomposing bodies to twitch, move, and groan.

July 30, 2013

 

snake on the jungle floor

Staying Warm

You probably already know that humans are warm-blooded, while creatures like snakes are cold-blooded. Scientists prefer the terms endothermic and ectothermic.

March 21, 2013

 

space walking astronaut

Why Is Gravity Good For Us?

Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.

March 2, 2012

 

two people texting back to back

Beware Of Text Neck!

Now that the iPhone and other smart phones have taken center stage, there's another malady gaining traction... text neck.

January 20, 2012

 

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Look Behind Your Ears

Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.

September 20, 2011

 

ears

Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

August 10, 2011

 

child spinning in the playground

How Semi-Circular Canals In Our Ears Keep Us Balanced

It can happen at a carnival or on the dance floor--that moment when you stop spinning and the world starts spinning around you.

October 6, 2010

 

boy in tux with crutches

Speed Walking On Crutches?

How come someone with crutches outpace an uninjured person?

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