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Posts tagged skin

July 25, 2012

 

man scrunchs after stubbing toe

The Highways Of Pain

Find out how pain travels along the body's complex nerve highway.

May 16, 2012

 

sunscreen with hand

A Cool Sunburn

When you get sunburned you often feel chilled... why?

December 6, 2011

 

painted turtle

Surviving Winter Underwater

Adult painted turtles head underwater, where they'll spend the winter on the bottom of a lake, pond, or river but they use some tricks to survive the cold...

November 18, 2010

 

snowman in winter

What Happens To Your Body During Frostbite?

What is frostbite and why is it so dangerous to your body?

December 1, 2009

 

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Hair Grows And Grays

How does hair development start, what is a hair follicle, and why does hair turn gray?

September 29, 2009

 

An upclose view of a person blue eye.

Healing Rate Of Elbows And Eyeballs

Ever wonder why it takes so long for a scratch on the elbow to heal? After all, it takes just minutes for a scratch on the eyeball to heal.

November 24, 2008

 

Prune Hands

Prune Skin

We've all probably taken a bath, or been in the pool, then noticed parts of the palms of our hands and our feet become wrinkled. Why does this happen?

September 8, 2008

 

skin

What Are Calluses And How Are They Formed?

Have you ever gotten a callus and wondered what is was?

July 15, 2008

 

Tree under hot sun

Too Hot Or Just Right?

If our body temperature is in the nineties why do similar air temperatures feel too hot instead of just right? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 5, 2008

 

An green bruise after giving blood

Green Bruises

If blood is either red or blueish, depending on the presence of oxygen, why are bruises sometimes black, green, brown, or even yellow?

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