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March 22, 2019


The Healing Powers Of Saliva

Oral wounds heal faster than wounds to the skin, and scientists are exploring why.

July 12, 2017


A frog's tongue is ten times softer than a person's.

A Tongue To Learn From

Frog tongues are being studied to help engineers develop new reversible adhesives.

March 14, 2017


When bismuth combines with trace amounts of sulfur in a person's saliva and gastrointestinal tract, it can make their tongue and stool turn black.

Upset Stomach, Upset-Looking Tongue

How can your tongue turn black after having a stomach illness?

February 10, 2017


Deer saliva sends a chemical signal to trees' cells that increases their production of salicylic acid.

Deer Attack

Trees know when someone or something is eating them.

April 24, 2015



Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

February 10, 2015



Reindeer Spit

Animals and plants take part in an evolutionary dance of chemical warfare.

December 2, 2013


Fountain face has a spit-take after hearing about saliva's hidden health benefits.

Spitting Image of Health

Saliva doesn't just help with digestion; it also aids your body's fight against disease and infection.

November 27, 2012


Take good care of your teeth and you won't have any cavity-related problems.

Bacteria Loves Your Mouth

Did you know that there could be more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth?

April 9, 2012


Brush your teeth to help prevent decay.

Tooth Decay Is A Real Problem In The U.S.

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

November 18, 2011


Flowers from the acokanthera tree.

Do Poisonous Rats Exist?

Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)

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