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June 11, 2018

 

Pain in the Wallet

Sitting on your wallet can cause severe lower back and leg pain.

October 12, 2015

 

Frankenstein

Head Transplants: Coming Soon?

Doctor who aims to perform head transplant by 2017 is in over his head.

July 22, 2014

 

Is the answer really as simple as identifying a touch-loving receptor?

Why Does a Warm Caress Feel Good?

For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?

May 23, 2014

 

Turns out there's more to taste than your tongue's taste buds.

Age, Taste And Smell

As we age, out food tends to taste less flavorful. What's up with this?

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.

July 9, 2013

 

This little guy has a great sense of smell.

What Makes Dogs Such Great Sniffers?

In one study, dogs were able to smell a particular test scent a thousand times better than humans!

November 15, 2012

 

Check out that fizz!

What Is Carbonation?

All those little bubbles are popping on my tongue, and it makes that fizzy tingling you feel.

July 31, 2012

 

Check out that reflux.

What Are Reflexes?

Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.

April 23, 2012

 

Dogs get vaccinated to avoid rabies.

The Plan Behind Rabies

Learn about rabies on this Moment of Science.

February 28, 2012

 

Scientists are hoping to cure MS.

The Connection Between Bacteria And Multiple Sclerosis

Most people know illnesses like intestinal upsets can be caused by bacteria. They don't link bacteria with an illness like multiple sclerosis.

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