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“Biology”

Sep 15, 2014 07:25 AM ET
They come without warning, overstay their welcome, and drive us to distraction. Surprise house guests? Nope -- hiccups! We've all been tormented by them, but what causes them? Tara and Nick Uhas have some answers.
Aug 13, 2014 02:19 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Flexible device adheres to upper arm and generates a weak electrical current from perspiration. Continue reading →
Aug 1, 2014 02:50 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
A new technique could help scientists better understand processes in the body.
Jul 25, 2014 11:44 AM ET
People in a number of religious faiths practice fasting at points throughout the year, and people find secular reasons to curb their food intake too. Besides the hunger a fasting person feels, what's going on inside the body when the food stops?
Jul 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET // AFP
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
Jul 23, 2014 09:46 AM ET
Got sparkling baby blues? How about brown? And why, oh, why does our hair go gray with age? As with so many things, it's all about the genes. Trace has the details.
Jul 21, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The role that Earth's oceans have on our planet's habitability is undeniable, but now scientists think that exoplanetary oceans are essential for alien life to evolve. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 12:25 PM ET
Is there anything at all useful about our skin rising up and forming goosebumps? Tara looks into the why behind this strange, all-too-common phenomena.
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