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Posts tagged muscles

January 25, 2018

 

People have been interned in mausoleums like the one pictured above since ancient times.

Can the Dead Move?

Even after death, people's fingers can still twitch.

June 10, 2016

 

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‘Cause I Eats Me Spinach

Spinach may have done the trick for Popeye, but it doesn't add muscle to the rest of us.

June 1, 2016

 

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Pump You Up, Break You Down

While steroids enhance muscle growth, they also cause liver damage and 'roid rage.

August 18, 2015

 

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All Muscles Are Not Created Equal      

Running speed and strength depends on the type of muscular tissue one is born with.

February 25, 2015

 

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Cyborgs Are Real

Recent technological breakthroughs help prosthetics operate convincingly like the real thing.

July 7, 2014

 

The average person is usually able to pass a kidney stone up to 5 millimeters in size.

Kidney Stones: A World Of Pain

On this episode, we'll journey into the kidneys to find out what makes kidney stones hurt so much.

May 26, 2014

 

In this confocal micrograph image of a cavefish embryo, extra-sensitive touch and taste receptors that run along the side of the fish are highlighted in bright green.

The Electric Sense

Some aquatic animals have a sixth sense that allows them to detect electrical fields in water.

October 31, 2013

 

Day of the Dead skeletons still have what it takes to bust a move.

Deadly Movements

Chemical reactions can cause decomposing bodies to twitch, move, and groan.

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.

January 20, 2012

 

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Look Behind Your Ears

Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.

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