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August 14, 2013

 

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Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

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.

March 28, 2011

 

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What Triggers Lactation In Monotremes?

Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?

September 27, 2003

 

How an Embryo Attaches to the Uterus

How does an embryo attach to the uterus? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sibling Rivalry in the Womb

Today on A Moment of Science, another take on sibling rivalry. Sibling rivalry among sharks, that is.

September 27, 2003

 

The Hottest of the Hot

Today’s Big and Bad File entry is the world’s hottest chili pepper. The hottest of all peppers is the Scotch Bonnet.

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