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October 23, 2012

 

The human body is an amazing thing!

How Does The Body Make Blood?

Blood is much more complicated than you might think.

April 20, 2012

 

Hmm, healthy chocolate? We're skeptical.

Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

March 28, 2012

 

Don't worry... there is plenty of Oxygen.

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

March 12, 2012

 

Beautifully preserved shells.

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

March 6, 2012

 

Be careful when climbing you might get a bad headache!

Why Does Altitude Cause Headache?

Mountain climbers face many dangers as they brave the cold winds of the peaks they climb. But the most serious thing they face is all in their heads--literally.

March 5, 2012

 

Scientists are finding more blooms!

What Is Causing The Swarms Of Jellyfish?

Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.

January 4, 2012

 

They do well in aquariums and bowls because they can thrive in stale water, as long as they can get some fresh air!

Airhead Fish

Find out which fish will survive best in your little fishbowl!

December 16, 2011

 

At high altitudes, fluid can accumulate inside a mountain climber's lungs, preventing oxygen from entering the blood.

All About High Altitude Pulmonary Edema: HAPE

When fluid blocks the passage of oxygen into the lungs, the resulting suffocation is known as drowning, whether or not the person is submerged in water.

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.

December 6, 2011

 

Say hello to this painted turtle!

Surviving Winter Underwater

Adult painted turtles head underwater, where they'll spend the winter on the bottom of a lake, pond, or river but they use some tricks to survive the cold...

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