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December 14, 2005


dry skin on a woman's arm

Dry Skin

What's really happening to your skin when it's dry? How can we prevent this itchy, flaky and scaly skin?

September 8, 2005



You know how Santa Claus is always depicted with rosy red cheeks? We have a theory that Mr. Claus has the skin condition, rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition affecting about 14 million adults in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004


Painful Injections

Want to learn how to keep your baby from crying while it gets a shot? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2004



Ever wonder how superglue works? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 22, 2004



Your Skin’s Thermometer

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

February 13, 2004


The Human Body

Learn some fun and interesting facts about the human body on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Looking at a green field through a car window

Sunburn Through A Window?

Many a bet has been lost on the question: Can you get a sunburn through a window?

September 27, 2003


Rejuvenating Your Skin

So what is actually happening when a moisturizer is rejuvenating your skin? First, moisturizers help your skin stay hydrated by either forming a barrier that prevents the water in your skin from evaporating, or by pulling water from the skin’s inner layers out to the skin’s surface.

September 27, 2003


Alcohol on the Wound

Studies have shown that ethanol–which is a kind of alcohol–causes skin cells to put out the same neurochemical signals they put out when heat is around. The result is that it doesn’t take as much actual heat for the VR1′s to turn on.

September 27, 2003


Which Hurts More, Horseflies or Mosquitoes?

The difference in pain is due to the way each insect obtains blood. Mosquitoes have mouth parts that are highly modified for piercing; they have a sharp proboscis, a prominent tube-like part that extends from their head and houses organs known as stylets which work like hypodermic needles to penetrate the skin and suck up your blood.

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