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December 27, 2016

 

People may have confused symptoms of the plague, rabies, and schizophrenia with vampirism.

Vampirism Or Decomposition

People may have confused the normal process of decomposition with proof that vampires were real.

December 29, 2015

 

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Too Cold to Exercise?

Not so! Your body acts as a heater and warms up cold air as you breathe it in.

July 23, 2015

 

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Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.

April 2, 2015

 

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One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

June 18, 2014

 

Even a very small amount of water can trigger a violent coughing fit.

Down The Wrong Tube

Have you ever wondered what's really going on when you choke on what you're eating or drinking?

June 12, 2014

 

Our lungs' independent sense of smell is watching out for us all the time.

Detecting Odors Is Not Just for Your Nose

While we tend to associate olfaction with our noses and brains, other parts of our body also have a "sense of smell."

January 29, 2014

 

If birds and alligators are any indication, dinosaurs could indeed breathe and walk at the same time. Whether or not they could chew gum too, however, remains a mystery.

Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

August 5, 2013

 

Dolphins sleep on the surface of the water.

Marine Animals Have Interesting Sleeping Habits

Marine mammals don't sleep for a solid 8 hours a night, the way we do.

March 18, 2013

 

Have you ever had milk shoot out of your nose?

Blowing Milk Out Of Your Nose

Have you ever laughed so hard that milk came out your nose?

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...

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