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May 5, 2017

 

A picture of two people's arms. On the bottom, coming from the left is a person's darker brown arm. On the top is a person's pale peach skin.

Older Skin Takes Longer To Heal

During World War I, scientists observed older soldiers' skin taking longer to heal, but didn't know why. Scientists may finally have an answer.

March 21, 2017

 

thermometer

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

January 6, 2017

 

Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are overselling themselves.

November 17, 2016

 

Blue vein in wrist

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 9, 2016

 

Four fingers, wrinkled from water immersion

Growing Skin, in the Lab

Compared to other organs, skin may seem kind of simple and boring. But it's actually pretty complex.

February 12, 2016

 

whiskey around the campfire

Cold Heart, Warm Hands

Though hooch makes you feel warmer, alcohol causes your body temperature to drop and can put you at risk of hypothermia.

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.

April 8, 2015

 

acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

January 26, 2015

 

chameleon on branch

Chameleons

Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

November 12, 2014

 

nose smelling flower

Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

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