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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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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 2

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 23

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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The Eleven Thousand Year Old Contagious Cancer Still Multiplying Today

The Eleven Thousand Year Old Contagious Cancer Still Multiplying Today

Melissa April 28, 2014 2

Eleven thousand years ago, one saucy canine got busy and, as can happen with unprotected sex, gave its partner a venereal disease, although uniquely, this VD was cancerous. Over the course of the intervening

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Frogs and Milk- How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

Frogs and Milk- How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

Matt Blitz April 24, 2014 4

For centuries, before refrigeration, an old Russian practice was to drop a frog into a bucket of milk to keep the milk from spoiling. In modern times, many believed that this was nothing more

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Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

Why Doesn’t the Heart Get Tired and Need to Rest Like Other Muscles?

Melissa April 24, 2014 4

Mindy N. asks: After a long run my leg muscles are tired, but my heart is not.  Why doesn’t the heart need any rest? Anywhere from 60 to 100 times every minute of every

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Why Some Plants Are Weeds and Others Aren’t

Why Some Plants Are Weeds and Others Aren’t

Emily Upton April 22, 2014 2

Today I found out why some plants are considered weeds and others are not. Weeds can be defined in a variety of ways: a plant growing where it isn’t wanted, a plant that interferes

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