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How the Sun Burns Your Skin and How Sunscreen Prevents This

How the Sun Burns Your Skin and How Sunscreen Prevents This

TheMedicineJournal.com March 27, 2014 1

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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Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Melissa March 26, 2014 1

In the connected 21st century, it can be hard to imagine how, for most of history, different cultures existed in relative isolation from each other. Even as late as the 19th century, those living

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Disordered Hyperuniformity – The State of Matter Found in a Chicken’s Eye

Disordered Hyperuniformity – The State of Matter Found in a Chicken’s Eye

Melissa March 21, 2014 5

Despite what you learned in grammar school, there are way more than four states of matter. One possible new one, disordered hyperuniformity, was recently found in the weirdest place – the eyes of chickens.

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Can Stun Guns Cause Cardiac Arrest?

Can Stun Guns Cause Cardiac Arrest?

TheMedicineJournal.com March 18, 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 Toothpaste Makes Things Like Orange Juice Taste So Awful

Why Toothpaste Makes Things Like Orange Juice Taste So Awful

Daven Hiskey March 11, 2014 9

You may think it might be the common mint flavor of toothpaste clashing with other flavors, but in the case of orange juice and many other things, this isn’t actually what’s going on. The

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Is Eating Your Boogers Good For You?

Is Eating Your Boogers Good For You?

Karl Smallwood March 7, 2014 16

Cindy asks: This is kind of ewww, but I read that eating your own boogers helps boost your immune system.  Is this true? Does physically taking boogers out of your nose, putting them in

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Why Skin Wrinkles in Water

Why Skin Wrinkles in Water

TheMedicineJournal.com March 5, 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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Bacteria in Space

Bacteria in Space

Melissa March 5, 2014 0

For reasons that still aren’t well understood, bacteria proliferate in microgravity. Creating a potential recipe for disaster for humans stationed in space for long periods, bacteria’s love of low-g also raises an intriguing question:

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The Truth About Aspartame and Your Health

The Truth About Aspartame and Your Health

TheMedicineJournal.com February 27, 2014 30

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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Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Scott February 25, 2014 8

Jennifer asks: I’ve read that vaccines cause autism and that they don’t. What’s the truth with this? In 1998, there was a groundbreaking study telling parents that their children were at risk of getting

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Why the Same Side of the Moon Always Faces the Earth

Why the Same Side of the Moon Always Faces the Earth

Daven Hiskey February 24, 2014 12

This is an excerpt from our new book: The Wise Book of Whys, available in: Print | Kindle | Nook | Audiobook One Moon “day” is approximately 29 1/2 Earth days. This rotation coincides

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What Causes Morning Sickness

What Causes Morning Sickness

Emily Upton February 14, 2014 3

Laury asks: What causes morning sickness? Most mothers will tell you that “morning sickness” is a misnomer, and that it should really be called “all day sickness.” In fact, it’s sometimes called “nausea and

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What Causes Aftertaste

What Causes Aftertaste

TheMedicineJournal.com February 12, 2014 1

This is a guest post from our friends over at The Medicine Journal- the TodayIFoundOut of medical related sites. Also, don’t forget to check out their awesome videos on YouTube. Ever wonder why certain

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One of the Greatest Scientists of the 20th Century You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

One of the Greatest Scientists of the 20th Century You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Matt Blitz February 10, 2014 1

There’s a perception that religion and science go together about as well as mayonnaise and marshmallows. In some instances, this is, perhaps, true. But on a typically warm Southern California January in 1933 at

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The Evolution of the Metre

The Evolution of the Metre

Karl Smallwood January 29, 2014 3

Though you’ve likely never given it much thought, a universally accepted unit of measurement like the humble metre is an amazing thing. It lets scientists separated by culture, language, race and even thousands of

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The Mysterious Encephalitis Lethargica Epidemic

The Mysterious Encephalitis Lethargica Epidemic

Karl Smallwood January 15, 2014 5

What if we told you that around 90 years ago an epidemic swept across the world that killed over a million people while affecting numerous others, before disappearing, leaving the finest scientific minds of

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What Happens When You Freeze Water in a Container So Strong the Water Can’t Expand Into Ice?

What Happens When You Freeze Water in a Container So Strong the Water Can’t Expand Into Ice?

Karl Smallwood January 14, 2014 16

Kevin asks: What would happen if you froze water, but the container was so strong the water couldn’t expand into ice? Some readers may recall a science class in which an excitable teacher walked

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How Does Organic Matter Become Fossil Fuels?

How Does Organic Matter Become Fossil Fuels?

Melissa January 3, 2014 0

Kateri asks: How did organic matter become fossil fuels? Three hundred million years ago (or so), about the time amphibians first emerged from primordial seas, enormous, lush swamps filled with large trees, ferns and

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