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Posts tagged saliva

April 24, 2015

 

lips coated in lipgloss

Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

February 10, 2015

 

moose munching on plants in Grand Tetons

Reindeer Spit

Animals and plants take part in an evolutionary dance of chemical warfare.

December 2, 2013

 

A water fountain shoots a stream of water from a human face.

Spitting Image of Health

Saliva doesn't just help with digestion; it also aids your body's fight against disease and infection.

November 27, 2012

 

woman smiling while hugging a man in black and white

Bacteria Loves Your Mouth

Did you know that there could be more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth?

April 9, 2012

 

toothbrush under black and white light

Tooth Decay Is A Real Problem In The U.S.

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

November 18, 2011

 

acokanthera flower

Do Poisonous Rats Exist?

Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)

September 30, 2010

 

homemade apple pie

Why Do We Love The Taste Of “Mom’s Cooking?”

Why do we prefer "Mom's cooking" over another persons?

May 13, 2009

 

Colorful reef squid

When Over-eating Can Kill

It would only take a single oversized meal to kill or cause brain injury to a squid.

February 23, 2007

 

soda on ice with a straw

Something’s Rotten

Drinking pop all day may not be a healthy habit, but can soda actually rot your teeth?

August 25, 2005

 

As Good As Mom’s Apple Pie

Why do most people like Mom’s cooking? Although family attachments can account for part of our appreciation, the fact that Mom’s (or Dad’s) cooking tastes good to us also has some basis in genetics. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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