Your body is pretty amazing. At any given point you have many biological processes going on -- circulatory, digestive, brain & central nervous systems and more. Learn about these body systems as well as the eye, ears, nose and throat.
How White Matter Helps the Brain's Gray Matter Function
Bruce Willis Has Aphasia. What Is It and What Causes It?
Can Our Bodies 'Learn' to Withstand Frigid Temperatures?
The True Story of the Blue People of Kentucky
What Is the Rarest Blood Type in the World?
What Does It Mean If Your Blood Oxygen Level Is Low?
What Is Saliva and How Does It Change the Taste of Food?
The World's Longest Poop Story Is a Crock of, Well ...
When You Have to Go But Don't Want People to Know
Does Oxytocin Make Us Fall in Love?
5 Ways Homeostasis Keeps Your Body Humming Along
Is It Possible to Get Taller as an Adult?
Do You Have One of the 6 Rarest Eye Colors in the World?
Why Do Babies' Eyes Change Color?
There Are 6 Different Eye Shapes. Which One Is Yours?
'Man Flu' Could Be a Real Thing
Sugars in Human Breast Milk Act as Antibacterial Agents
Does mouthwash affect your immune system?
Kidney Stones Are Excruciating, But the Source of Pain Is Surprising
Why Do We Do a Little Dance When We Have to Pee?
Do You Turn the Door Key and Have to Pee? It May Be All in Your Brain
The Lymph System
What is lymph?
How One Key Protein May Help Tendons Enhance Athletic Performance
What Are Muscle 'Knots' and How Do You Get Rid of Them?
Children Can Regrow Their Fingertips. How Cool Is That?
What Happens When the Wind Is Knocked Out of You?
The Science Behind Why We All Have Snot
Why Breathing Through Your Nose Is Best
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Burping can be gross, but imagine the chaos if all of that gas built up and your stomach exploded. Could it happen?
Now and then, we all have to suppress nature's call, sometimes until it hurts. But could holding your pee for a long time have serious consequences?
When you have a cold or allergies, your life revolves around tissues. Your nose feels like a nonstop spigot of mucus (not your best look, by the way). Why do you constantly have to blow your nose -- and what's going on in your schnozz when you do?
You're trapped in a quiet place and you feel a sneeze coming on. You try desperately to remember how to stop a sneeze, but it's too late -- ACHOO! Next time, try tickling the roof of your mouth with your tongue. Really!
Are you getting too up close and personal with your TV? Your eyes might think so.
If someone told you that oodles of arachnids are jumping (and mating) on your eyelashes, you might be inclined to laugh it off. But it's true. Mites are happily living all over your face. What are they doing there anyway?