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July 7, 2014

 

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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.

February 6, 2014

 

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Iron Loading

Iron is necessary to maintaining a healthy body, but did you know too much can actually be dangerous?

November 18, 2013

 

Three baby rats cuddle while sleeping.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

December 12, 2011

 

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The Renaissance Organ

There's one da Vinci of the body, a true Renaissance organ, which can perform functions of the lungs, liver, stomach and kidneys.

August 10, 2011

 

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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.

April 29, 2009

 

Magnified chloroplast cells

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

April 28, 2005

 

Growing and Growing and Growing and…

Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Smelling in Stereo

Why do snakes have forked tongues and why do they flick them? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 13, 2004

 

The Human Body

Learn some fun and interesting facts about the human body on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Which Hurts More, Horseflies or Mosquitoes?

The difference in pain is due to the way each insect obtains blood. Mosquitoes have mouth parts that are highly modified for piercing; they have a sharp proboscis, a prominent tube-like part that extends from their head and houses organs known as stylets which work like hypodermic needles to penetrate the skin and suck up your blood.

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