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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



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?

April 29, 2008


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.

March 26, 2008


A fake example of a fingerprint

What Good Are Fingerprints?

Readers of detective fiction knows one thing fingerprints are good for, their unique patterns. Why have we evolved such convoluted fingertips and why so useful?

March 18, 2008


Some Broccoli

Broccoli Vs. Skin Cancer

According a study, three-day old extracts from broccoli might protect the skin against damage caused by being in the sun too much. Tune in to learn more.

January 2, 2007


macroimage of the skin on the back of a hand

Thick Skin

What does it mean to be "thick skinned"? Why is some skin thicker than other skin?

April 11, 2006



The Skin Changes of Pregnancy

Because pregnancy increases the amount of blood flowing through the body, including to the skin, many pregnant women do get a rosy glow, but that's not all.

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