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Posts tagged sense of touch

August 1, 2013

 

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What Is The Difference Between Hair And Fur?

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

February 21, 2006

 

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Cool Cash

It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.

December 2, 2005

 

The Reappearing Hand

A surprising phenomenon sometimes occurs to people who have lost a hand. Soon after the hand is lost, they report that they can feel it again, this time when something touches the side of their face. A neurologist can lightly touch different areas on the cheek, for example, and the person will say it feels as if two spots were being touched simultaneously. One on their face, and one on their missing hand. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

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Eagle Eyes

Did you know what the eyes of a bird are fixed immovably in its skull?

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