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Human Body

The human body is an amazing structure made up of many fascinating parts and systems. Learn about the human body and how its systems work together.

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How Your Lungs Work

You breathe in and out anywhere from 15 to 25 times per minute without even thinking about it -- it just happens naturally. Learn all about your lungs, various conditions and diseases, and what makes the breath of life so crucial.

How does your stomach keep from digesting itself?

Ever wondered how your stomach acid knows the difference between your stomach and the food inside it?

How Refractive Vision Problems Work

Millions of people have refractive vision problems -- when the eyes get blurry or can't focus on an object. Learn about four major types of refractive vision problems.

What makes your knuckles pop?

If you've ever laced your fingers together, turned your palms away from you, bent your fingers back and heard a loud crack or pop, you know what knuckle-popping sounds like. So, what would happen if you popped your knuckles all the time?

Why are boogers sticky?

You may never have thought about it (unless your child asks), but boogers are sticky for a perfectly logical scientific reason.

How much oxygen does a person consume in a day?

You breath all day, every day. How much oxygen does this process consume?

What does it mean when someone has 20/20 vision?

We all know 20/20 vision is a good thing, but just what do those numbers mean?

What is lymph?

Lymph is a commonly-used medical term, but what's it mean exactly?

What is an appendix and what causes appendicitis?

Your appendix is really a pretty mysterious organ. Find out why you have an organ that's not necessary to your survival.

Why do my ears pop when I dive in the deep end of the pool?

Your ears are very sensitive to the air or water pressure around them. But just what happens when you dive into that pool?

How Blood Works

When you cut yourself accidentally, do you ever wonder what makes up this thing we call blood? It's pretty amazing stuff, considering how it wards off infections while supplying nutrients to every cell in the human body.

How Your Heart Works

The heart is a vital organ that basically serves as a pump. Learn about heart chambers and valves, blood flow, the heart's electrical system and blood supply. Read more about how this amazing organ works.

How Your Immune System Works

There are millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites that want to invade your body. And they'd happily do it, too -- if it weren't for your immune system.

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