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July 1, 2014

 

A black and white photo of a pig with it's arms resting on the top of a fence

What’s Up With Pigs And Mud?

Have you ever wondered why pigs like to roll around in the mud? We'll solve the mystery for you on this A Moment Of Science.

April 24, 2012

 

man with sweat

Why Does Sweat Smell So Bad?

As this watery sweat rinses your skin, it cools the body by evaporation--and even performs a community service by rinsing away potentially stinky bacteria!

January 25, 2011

 

Children's painted handprints

Why Do My Hands And Feet Sweat So Much?

Why do hands and feet sweat so much? How do hormones and the nervous system control the body's cooling system?

October 5, 2007

 

Upclose Ear

What’s In Your Ears? Different Varieties Of Earwax

Did you know that earwax actually comes in different varieties? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 21, 2007

 

Cat rubbing head on chair

Ah, There’s the Rub

Anyone who owns a cat is familiar with the head-bumping way they greet you, but what does this behavior mean? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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