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January 29, 2018


From the source: (L to R) chimpanzee skeleton, a modern human skeleton, and a neanderthal skeleton.

How We Got Teeth And Bones

If our ancestors hadn't evolved the ability to form bones, we might be shapeless piles of goo.

October 21, 2016


Even cats falling from greater than seven floors have a good chance of survival.

Humpty Dumpty Wasn’t A Cat

You may have seen a cat fall from a tree or high rooftop. Ever wonder how felines can survive such great falls?

July 20, 2015




Your skeleton serves as a calcium bank account for your body.

February 26, 2014



Banging Heads!

While we humans get concussions pretty easily, bighorn sheep slam their heads into each other all the time without ill affects. How is this possible?

October 16, 2013


Sound waves travel through your body. Think about that the next time you're at a concert!

Voices On Tape

Have you ever noticed that when you hear your own voice on tape it doesn't sound like you?

March 21, 2013


Have you ever wanted to visit space?

Why Is Gravity Good For Us?

Anyone who spends an extended period of time in space faces serious medical problems due to the near total absence of gravity.

May 28, 2012


Check out the bubble being formed in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, CA>

Toxic Tar Balls And The Chumash People

Did toxic tar balls cause the health problems associated with the Chumash people?

September 2, 2010


Did Our Ancestors Practice Cannibalism?

Scientists have discovered million-year-old evidence that our ancestors may have been cannibals.

March 4, 2008


Pregnant Teenage Dinosaurs

Until very recently, humans tended to reproduce before reaching full adult maturity, as did the dinosaurs. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 27, 2006


Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

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