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The Science of Skin - Emma Bryce
Could You Be Immune To Everything?

Could You Be Immune To Everything?

Scientists have learned that our immune system is so adaptable and long-lasting that they might be able to engineer our bodies to become immune to germs and antigen invaders we’ve never met, and even make us immune to everything. But how?

What Are Eyeballs Made Of?

What Are Eyeballs Made Of?

The vitreous humor comprises 80 percent of our eyeball. And like most gels, it's mostly water mixed with collagen fibers and a sugar called hyaluronic acid.

What Is The Most Dangerous Sport In The World?

What Is The Most Dangerous Sport In The World?

Sports like football and soccer cause a significant proportion of injuries, but it's the boxing that's the most dangerous. A punch to the head during a boxing match can range anywhere from 670-1100 pounds of force.

Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

How To Debunk And Deconstruct Every Argument From Anti-Vaxxers?

Vaccines work by introducing a weakened form of the germ to your body, so that the immune system can learn to recognize it. Your body then builds its defenses so it’s prepared to fight off a real attack later in life. And no, vaccines do not cause autism. They neither give you peanut allergy.

what causes old people smell

What Causes ‘Old People Smell’?

Old people have that distinctive smell because of the chemical called 2-nonenal. Nonenal begins appearing at the age 40, and the amount increases as you age.

7 Organs You Could Totally Live Without

7 Organs You Could Totally Live Without

Did you know that you can live a normal life with just half a brain? Well, your body contains some other organs too that can be removed in their entirety, without affecting your everyday tasks or life expectancy.

what happens during a stroke

What Happens During A Stroke?

Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain becomes deprived of oxygen, causing brain cells to die. Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, and a leading cause of preventable disability. But, what makes blood supply to the brain blocked in the first place. And what can you do to prevent it from happening?

what if you didn't have bones

What Would Happen If You Didn’t Have Bones?

Bones are pretty important part of our body. They give us proper shape and structure, protect our internal organs, help us stand upright and give us the ability to move. But, can you imagine your body without your 206 bones?

what if you never ate fruits and vegetables

What Would Happen If You Never Ate Fruits And Vegetables?

As a little kid, you probably hated broccoli, lettuce, and other green veggies, but now that you've grown up you either love them or have hopefully gotten over your hatred of things. Anyway, here's what happens if you never eat fruits and vegetables.

what will a nuclear blast do to your body

What Will A Nuclear Blast Do To Your Body?

Besides the intense pulse of thermal radiation generated by the blast sets you on fire, melts your gelatinous eyeballs, strips off the layer of your skin, ruptures your eardrums and […]

How our immune system works

How Does Our Immune System Work?

The immune system is a vast network of cells, tissues, and organs that coordinate our body's defenses against hundreds of potentially fatal threats.

colon cancer

Who’s At Risk For Colon Cancer?

Cells in the colon, or large intestine’s lining constantly renew themselves, but the genes that regulate this process sometime go awry, leading to the growth of new cells disproportionately. This […]

can you die from a broken heart

Can You Actually Die From A Broken Heart?

Broken heart syndrome (also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy [TTC]) is the weakening of the heart. It has similar symptoms as that of the heart attack such as […]