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What Causes a Hangover

What Causes a Hangover

Daven Hiskey August 14, 2014 0

Today I found out what causes a hangover. There are several things that contribute to hangovers, but one of the principal factors is simple dehydration.  Alcohol has a dehydrating effect by inhibiting the release

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Where Did All the Neanderthals Go?

Where Did All the Neanderthals Go?

Melissa August 12, 2014 6

For over 150,000 years, our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis), thrived throughout Europe until, in the blink of an eye (geologically speaking), they disappeared off the face of the Earth. Several theories have

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Why Do We Yawn?

Why Do We Yawn?

Melissa August 4, 2014 8

David G. asks: Why do people yawn? Do other animals do this too? Babies, dogs, cats, birds, mice, rats and even snakes yawn, and some of us were even doing it in the womb.

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A Brief Overview of Tourette Syndrome

A Brief Overview of Tourette Syndrome

Melissa August 1, 2014 0

A neurobiological disorder that causes its sufferers to make uncontrolled sounds and movements, the symptoms of Tourette syndrome (not Tourette’s) can be so mild that many people who have the condition are not even

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You Actually Use All of Your Brain, Not 10%

You Actually Use All of Your Brain, Not 10%

Daven Hiskey July 31, 2014 0

Myth: You only use 10% of your brain. Over the years, the myth that you only use about 10% of your brain has been widely spread with the source of this myth often falsely

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Why Snot is Green and Yellow

Why Snot is Green and Yellow

Melissa July 31, 2014 2

Sam asks: What makes snot yellow and green? Snot is an essential part of a healthy body (no, really), and its color and consistency can give you a lot of information about what’s going

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A Brief History of Pi

A Brief History of Pi

Melissa July 24, 2014 23

That the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is constant has been known to humanity since ancient times; yet, even today, despite 2000 years of thought, theories, calculations and proofs,

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When Online Gamers Contributed to a Major Scientific Discovery

When Online Gamers Contributed to a Major Scientific Discovery

Melissa July 10, 2014 2

Tapping into people’s insatiable appetite for new ways to screw around and waste time, recently some Ivy League researchers made a key element of their work into an online game. In order to solve

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Why are Some Ice Cubes Clear and Others Cloudy?

Why are Some Ice Cubes Clear and Others Cloudy?

Karl Smallwood July 9, 2014 8

Drew asks: Why are some ice cubes clear and others cloudy? Unless you happen to have a specialized ice machine in your home, it is practically guaranteed that the ice your freezer makes is

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Why the Moon Looks Bigger on the Horizon

Why the Moon Looks Bigger on the Horizon

Daven Hiskey June 27, 2014 0

Today I found out why the Moon looks bigger on the horizon than when it is higher in the sky. This is a question that has been debated for several thousand years.  One popular

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Why Do We Kiss?

Why Do We Kiss?

Kathy Padden June 25, 2014 4

Hannah asks: Why do we kiss? Is this something built in or do we just do it because we see others do it our whole lives? Making Out. Snogging. Canoodling. Kissing. An activity that

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Why People Look More Attractive When You’re Drinking

Why People Look More Attractive When You’re Drinking

Kathy Padden June 20, 2014 11

Jeremy R. asks: Why do people look more attractive when you’re drunk? Anyone who has been in a crowded bar around closing time would agree that the higher your alcohol consumption, the more attractive

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Why Do We Still Have Pubic and Armpit Hair?

Why Do We Still Have Pubic and Armpit Hair?

Kathy Padden June 17, 2014 14

Stefan asks: Why do we still have pubic and armpit hair when we lost most of the rest of the hair on our bodies? What purpose does it serve? It’s a biological mystery that

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The Curious Case of Sun Sneezing

The Curious Case of Sun Sneezing

Matt Blitz June 16, 2014 13

Have you ever been in a dark place, say a movie theatre or a room with all the blinds close, and walked outside into the daylight when, all of a sudden, you begin to

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What Makes a Boomerang Come Back

What Makes a Boomerang Come Back

Emily Upton June 4, 2014 3

Today I found out what makes a boomerang come back. Non-returning boomerangs have been used for at least 20,000-30,000 years, with the oldest known example carved from a mammoth’s tusk.  These non-returning boomerangs were

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All About Migraines

All About Migraines

TheMedicineJournal.com June 3, 2014 3

This is yet another great article from our friends over at The Medicine Journal Migraines are one of four types of primary headaches, and they come in two forms, those with an aura and

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What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Karl Smallwood June 2, 2014 6

Kaiden asks: What causes the dark circles under my eyes when I’m tired? It is often claimed that periorbital dark circles are caused by tiredness or working too hard or even just staying up

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What Causes the Smell After Rain

What Causes the Smell After Rain

Karl Smallwood May 26, 2014 9

Joe T. asks: What causes the smell after rain? There are three primary sources of smells that commonly occur after rain. The first, the “clean” smell, in particular after a heavy thunderstorm, is caused

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