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July 17, 2013

 

Your heart does a lot of work.

Are You Sure Your Heart’s In The Right Place?

On today's Moment of Science, we're sure your heart's in the right place.

June 25, 2013

 

Ouch! Don't you just hate mosquitoes!

Mosquitos In Winter

When it gets cold, a biochemical process replaces some of the water in the mosquito's body with glycerol.

April 25, 2013

 

Have you ever experienced altitude sickness?

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

Many indigenous people live in areas of low oxygen concentration with few adverse effects. The big question is, how do they survive?

February 22, 2013

 

Do you have dark bags under your eyes?

Why Do Dark Circles Form Under My Eyes?

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

February 1, 2013

 

Has this "illusion" ever happened to you?

Blue Sky + Looking Up = Seeing Tiny Dots And Swirls

Have you ever been staring into space, or gazing up at a clear, blue sky and suddenly noticed clusters of tiny dots and swirls?

January 30, 2013

 

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The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

November 26, 2012

 

Look at all the salty goodness!

Which Makes You Thirstier, Salt Or Sugar?

Chow down salty chips or pretzels, and soon you'll be guzzling your favorite drink. But snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too.

October 23, 2012

 

The human body is an amazing thing!

How Does The Body Make Blood?

Blood is much more complicated than you might think.

September 11, 2012

 

Science has come a long way to understanding how the heart works.

William Harvey, Circulation, And History!

Through the early 1600s, physicians believed there were two kinds of blood, one made by the liver and one by the heart...

May 11, 2012

 

Can you imagine climbing Mt. Everest?

Two Climbers Climbed Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen. How?

Although Everest had first been climbed in 1953, this was the first successful ascent to be made without supplemental oxygen.

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