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August 9, 2016

 

There may be a purpose for fingers and toes to wrinkle when wet.

Growing Skin, in the Lab

Compared to other organs, skin may seem kind of simple and boring. But it's actually pretty complex.

July 22, 2016

 

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How Humans Are Like Rats

Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.

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.

February 6, 2014

 

Eating less meat, cutting back on supplements and donating blood are all good ways to avoid overdoing it in the iron department.

Iron Loading

Iron is necessary to maintaining a healthy body, but did you know too much can actually be dangerous?

November 18, 2013

 

Well, I guess rats aren't all THAT bad. They're actually kind of cute.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

December 12, 2011

 

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The Renaissance Organ

There's one da Vinci of the body, a true Renaissance organ, which can perform functions of the lungs, liver, stomach and kidneys.

August 10, 2011

 

How Semi-Circular Canals In Our Ears Keep Us Balanced

It can happen at a carnival or on the dance floor--that moment when you stop spinning and the world starts spinning around you.

April 29, 2009

 

Solar-powered Sea Slugs

Chloroplasts should not be able to work once they are removed from algal cells because those cells contain proteins that control their operation.

April 28, 2005

 

Growing and Growing and Growing and…

Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Smelling in Stereo

Why do snakes have forked tongues and why do they flick them? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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