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Posts tagged urine

December 13, 2011

 

A spilt salt skaker

Why Salt Makes You Thirsty

Why does eating salty popcorn or baked ham make you thirsty, sometimes a few hours after you've eaten it?

July 4, 2011

 

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Is It Okay To Drink Urine?

Water is water right? Is drinking urine really that bad for you?

February 11, 2011

 

glass of water on a wooden table

What Drinking And Exercise Have In Common

Dehydration is big problem in some sports because you don't feel like you're losing water.

May 7, 2010

 

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Asparagus And Its Stinky Consequences

Why does asparagus cause urine to smell bad? Researchers are trying to figure out why...

November 5, 2008

 

Crayfish in Water

Urine Signalling, Part 2

We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.

November 4, 2008

 

Crayfish on Rock

Urine Signalling, Part 1

It's strange, but true: lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine at each other. It sounds bad, but many animals produce this as language.

July 22, 2005

 

Your Dog’s Got Mail

As you may have noticed, your dog probably treats each walk as an adventure-packed expedition through the Amazonian wilds. What’s up with the constant sniffing of every patch of sidewalk, tuft of grass, and length of stop sign? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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