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How Long Can You Survive Off Body Fat?
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Our digestive system converts the food we eat into energy which our body uses to keep itself going. The surplus or extra energy which we don’t use gets ...
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Does a hot beverage cool you down?
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One common factoid that has been circulating the internet recently is that drinking a hot beverage on a hot day will cool you down. Is there any science behind this seemingly counterintuitive claim? ...
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ringing in the ears
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It happens to everyone. All of the sudden, with no warning or apparent cause, one or both of your ears starts to ring. A seemingly high pitched sound that can be distracting at times. ...
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Why are we ticklish?
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For some, tickling can produce laughter through an anticipation of pleasure. For others, tickling is incredibly uncomfortable and can send a person's mind into a state of panic. Today, we explore the science behind tickling. ...
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Gargling with Salt Water
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Gargling with salt water is often suggested in home remedy books, online and perhaps by your mother to help with sore or infected throats. Does it really help or is it an old wives tale? Let's find out. ...
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Is salt bad for you?
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We like debunking widely spread myths. We also like confirming things people believe to be myths. With some topics however, the answer lies somewhere in between. Where does salt lie? Many food products are "sodium free" and advertised as healthier. Is there any truth to this? Is salt really that bad for you? ...
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Arthritis and cracking knuckles
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A popular factoid, often told to those who like to crack their knuckles, is that cracking your knuckles repeatedly can or will cause arthritis years down the road. Is there any truth or scientific backing to this claim? Today we find out. ...
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Smile and Frown Muscles
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It's a common phrase used in an attempt to change the mood of a potentially unhappy person or to invoke optimism. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But is the saying true? Does it really take more muscles to frown than to smile? ...
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Opposite of Deja Vu
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Almost everyone has experienced it at one point in their lives - a feeling like you've done something or have been somewhere before. That the events playing out at that exact moment have already happened. That feeling is called "Deja vu". Does Deja vu have an opposite? Let's find out. ...
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Pruned wrinkled fingers
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When exposed to water for an extended period of time, our toes and fingers will wrinkle or 'prune' up. A short while out of the water and they're back to normal again. Today we're going to explore why this happens. ...
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How does sunscreen work
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Sunscreen (also known as sunblock, sun lotion, or sun cream) is a must for anyone who is going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. Today we explore the science behind sunscreen and clear up some common misconceptions about how it actually works. ...
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What is asbestos?
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Despite the majority of people knowing that asbestos is bad, was banned and it can cause mesothelioma, you might be surprised to learn that not many know what it actually is and why it was banned. ...
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Is caffeine bad for you?
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Many reasons cause people avoid caffeine. It acts as a stimulant which can lead to nervousness and anxiety, it can raise stomach acid levels and also acts as diuretic. ...
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Broken Cloud effect and UV Rays
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It's no secret that one can get sunburned on cloudy days, but is there any science backing up the claim that UV rays are actually stronger? ...
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Is aspartame bad for you?
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You often hear claims that aspartame is bad for you or causes cancer. Are these claims true? Today we separate myth from science fact. ...
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Why does the sun lighten your hair?
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Whether out sunbathing or tanning in a tanning bed, UV rays will darken your complexion. Curiously though, it lightens your hair. Why? ...
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