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Biology Explained

Flashback: Spanish Flu Mask

Flashback: Spanish Flu Mask

Flashback: Spanish Flu Mask

At the close of WWI, an estimated 50 million people died from the Spanish flu. Masks were the uninfected’s main line of defense.

What We Can Learn from a Giraffe’s Neck

What We Can Learn from a Giraffe’s Neck

What We Can Learn from a Giraffe’s Neck

With a distance of 6 feet between heart and brain, giraffes should seemingly suffer the symptoms of hypertension as a result of their blood’s relentless uphill climb. They don’t.

Cold Wars: Why Women Feel The Chill More

Cold Wars: Why Women Feel The Chill More

Cold Wars: Why Women Feel The Chill More

Research explains why most women feel cold more intensely than men. 

The Fantastic Formation of Crystals (video)

The Fantastic Formation of Crystals (video)

The Fantastic Formation of Crystals (video)

Crystallography — the study of the arrangement of crystals to uncover the form and function of molecules, all the way down to atomic structure — is a driving force in our understanding of how biological processes work. 

Meet Your Body’s Energy Thermostat

Meet Your Body’s Energy Thermostat

Meet Your Body’s Energy Thermostat

AMPK, a major metabolic enzyme, controls hunger, helps burn calories and fat, and may help treat diabetes and cancer.

Your Body Up Close. Really Close.

Your Body Up Close. Really Close.

Your Body Up Close. Really Close.

Seen at thousands of times their normal size through the lens of a scanning electron microscope, the intricate structures of the human body seem almost like fantastical landscapes.

Penicillin: WWII Poster Gallery

Penicillin: WWII Poster Gallery

Penicillin: WWII Poster Gallery

On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a look back at the unassuming weapon that saved lives during WW II: Penicillin

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

Science is uncovering how our bodily fluids may contain important cures for diseases like cancer and sepsis, and unlock clues to our bodies.

Why Mitochondria Is The Organelle Of The Moment

Why Mitochondria Is The Organelle Of The Moment

Why Mitochondria Is The Organelle Of The Moment

Mitochondria, our cells’ energy converters, have become the focus of many areas of disease research.

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