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December 14, 2016

 

A close-up image of a red panda's fur and whiskers.

Hair, Fur, Quills, And Scales

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

August 26, 2014

 

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Hoofing It

Wild horses don't need horseshoes, but domesticated horses travel paved surfaces that wear down their hoofs at an uncomfortable rate.

December 19, 2013

 

If nature's not on your side, curls can be achieved with some nurture.

The Cause Of Curls

Want a new ’do? Your hair follicles are formidable foes.

December 13, 2012

 

Do you paint your nails?

What Are Fingernails?

Fingernails. They're good for scratching, biting, clipping, and polishing. But what are they, in fact?

November 12, 2012

 

Check out these white antlers!

What Is The Difference Between Horns And Antlers?

There are some important differences between horns and antlers.

August 3, 2009

 

Why We Cry: The Chemistry Of Tears

It turns out, tears are more essential than might have thought. This Moment of Science looks at the chemistry of tears.

June 23, 2005

 

Split Ends

Split ends are a common enough hair complaint, but do you know what precisely is splitting, and how, and why? In order to answer these questions and more, a quick hair anatomy lesson. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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