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January 14, 2014

 

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The Cost Of Smoking

Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.

July 5, 2013

 

Do you eat peppers for their antioxidant benefits?

Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

January 31, 2013

 

Cute, aren't they?

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clues To Pain Relief

Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.

December 17, 2012

 

Humans and chimps share similar DNA.

Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

September 18, 2012

 

Are whales getting burnt?

Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

April 20, 2012

 

Hmm, healthy chocolate? We're skeptical.

Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

February 13, 2012

 

They're not the most attractive creatures...

Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

December 19, 2011

 

Trust that nose!

Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer?

I've heard that some dogs can smell if someone has cancer. Is this really true, or is it more like an urban legend?

July 20, 2011

 

It May Burn, But It’s Not Your Heart: Why Do I Get Heartburn?

It may burn, but it's not your heart. Learn the truth behind heartburn on this Moment of Science.

May 10, 2011

 

Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

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