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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 14

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 15

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 4

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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Is it Possible to Target Belly Fat When Losing Weight?

Is it Possible to Target Belly Fat When Losing Weight?

TheMedicineJournal.com May 21, 2014 5

This is yet another great article from our friends over at The Medicine Journal- Jessica asks: Is it true there are ways to target losing the fat around your stomach? If so, how? A

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Is It True That a T-Rex Couldn’t See You If You Didn’t Move?

Is It True That a T-Rex Couldn’t See You If You Didn’t Move?

Matt Blitz May 16, 2014 5

Derek asks: Is it true that a T-Rex couldn’t see you if you didn’t move? If so, how do scientists know this? In the immensely popular (despite the sins) movie Jurassic Park, there’s the

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Why Can’t You Use Blood from Someone Who Has a Different Blood Type Than You?

Why Can’t You Use Blood from Someone Who Has a Different Blood Type Than You?

Melissa May 15, 2014 4

Brandon asks: Why can’t you use blood from someone who has a different blood type than you? Hot, cold or just plain bad, throughout history, people have used blood as a metaphor to describe

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What Causes Heart Palpitations

What Causes Heart Palpitations

TheMedicineJournal.com May 14, 2014 0

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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Why Do Armpits Smell So Bad?

Why Do Armpits Smell So Bad?

Melissa May 14, 2014 4

Robin asks: Why do armpits smell bad compared to other parts of your body? Those millions of bacteria have to live somewhere. Sweat and Odor There are two universally-accepted types of sweat glands. Eccrine

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Why Do We Age?

Why Do We Age?

Melissa May 12, 2014 26

Kyle asks: Why do we get old? Gray hair, memory loss, wrinkles and brittle bones, sooner or later, each of us gets old (if we’re lucky). Yet scientists tell us that there is no

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How Lasers Work and Who Invented Them

How Lasers Work and Who Invented Them

Melissa May 9, 2014 2

On May 16, 1960, Theodore Maiman shined a high-powered light at a ruby partially coated with silver and the result was the world’s first laser. This groundbreaking device, however, was not created by a

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Why Does Aspirin Prevent Heart Attacks?

Why Does Aspirin Prevent Heart Attacks?

Melissa May 7, 2014 1

Karla asks: Why does aspirin prevent heart attacks? The wonder drug once gleaned from the bark of a willow tree is today used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But not everyone benefits

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Why Toenails Turn Yellow

Why Toenails Turn Yellow

TheMedicineJournal.com May 5, 2014 3

Our resident medical expert, Scott, and a buddy of his recently started The Medicine Journal, where you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about all things medical related. Below is a sample article

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Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry?

Melissa April 29, 2014 0

Joel asks: Why do humans cry? Anti-bacterial, nutrient-rich, usually involuntary and often stress relieving, crying benefits more than just our eyes. Physiology of Tears Tears are a product of the lacrimal system, which: Has

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