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August 18, 2015


 Athletic Feet of Runner Positioned at Starting Block

All Muscles Are Not Created Equal      

Running speed and strength depends on the type of muscular tissue one is born with.

February 25, 2015


photo of hand with mechanical parts

Cyborgs Are Real

Recent technological breakthroughs help prosthetics operate convincingly like the real thing.

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



Look Behind Your Ears

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

September 20, 2011



Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

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

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