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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


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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


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Why Do Dark Circles Form Under My Eyes?

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

January 25, 2013


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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...

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


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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...

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