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Bone Up On What's Inside You

Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone.

13 minutes ago — Brian Switek and Steve Mirsky

Meet the Eye Microbiome

Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases

June 23, 2019 — Tony St. Leger and The Conversation US

The Pain Gap

After decades of assuming that pain processing is equivalent in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an “ouch!”

May 16, 2019 — Amber Dance and Nature magazine

Why Do My Knees Creak?

If your knees grind, creak, crack or crunch when you move through a particular range of motion, you have crepitus. Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds

April 27, 2019 — Get-Fit Guy Brock Armstrong

This Is Your Brain on Cholesterol

Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol

April 24, 2019 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

What Is the Point of a Period?

Age-old taboos against menstruation have led to a lack of research on how women's cycles work, with serious consequences for their health

April 18, 2019 — Virginia Sole-Smith

What Chickens Can Teach Hearing Researchers

At an April 9th event sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and produced by Scientific American that honored Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss...

April 17, 2019 — Steve Mirsky
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