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December 26, 2013

 

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What Makes Dust Mites So Sneezy?

Are indoor allergies getting you down? The cause may gross you out!

July 3, 2013

 

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A Tale Of The Supernatural

Have you ever heard that after people die, their fingernails, hair and teeth continue to grow? Today's program explores the truth behind this supernatural tale.

June 4, 2013

 

Increased UV exposure triggers melanin production, resulting in more freckles. - Photo: Paulina Spencer (Flickr)

Sunkissed: Why Do We Have More Freckles During The Summer?

Ever wonder why our freckles seem to multiply with the advent of warmer weather and longer days?

March 6, 2013

 

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What Are Blisters?

Whether from playing too much basketball or jogging in ill-fitting sneakers, we've all had blisters. But what are blisters, and how do they form?

February 26, 2013

 

golden spiny mice

Tissue Regeneration In The African Spiny Mouse

Today's A Moment of Science is about a creature who lends a whole new meaning to the phrase.

February 22, 2013

 

close up of human eye

Why Do Dark Circles Form Under My Eyes?

There may be more to it than not getting enough sleep.

January 25, 2013

 

two girls with facial masks on

The Science Of Acne

Most people endure acne at some point, and can't wait to be rid of the combination of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and pustules.

December 21, 2012

 

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What Causes Itches?

What brings on itches in the first place, and why does scratching provide such welcome relief?

December 20, 2012

 

A paper cut on fingertip

Paper Cuts, Why So Painful?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?

September 18, 2012

 

whale tail in water

Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

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