Foot: An Engineering Masterpiece

Foot: An Engineering Masterpiece

The foot is a limb that is not given much importance when compared to other vital organs such as the brain or heart. However, the foot is a very complex mechanical structure that is made of 26 bones, 33 joints,

Science Stands Behind Bilingual Children

Science Stands Behind Bilingual Children

A new study shows that bilingual children use just as many words while telling a story in either language as do children who only speak one language.

Truffles: An Underground Treasure

Truffles: An Underground Treasure

Truffles are potato-shaped underground mushrooms that grow in all kinds of different environments ranging from high-rise forests of pine, oak, linden, fir and wild hazelnut to scrubs, under bushes, and in steppes and deserts.

Bioengineering Transplantable Kidneys

Bioengineering Transplantable Kidneys

Kidney failure is a common medical problem in many parts of the world and there is no available cure. The only possible treatments for kidney failures are dialysis and organ transplantation.

Come-back for a traditional remedy?

Come-back for a traditional remedy?

The evening primrose, oenothera spp., is not in fact a primrose but is related to the garden flowers clarkia and gotedia and also to the rose bay willow-herb. It has a two year growth cycle; during the second year it...

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running

The modern running shoe was not invented until the 1970s. However, the presumption that running barefoot is dangerous and causes pain could be wrong.

The key to long life?

The key to long life?

Who would want to live a long life at the cost of looking ugly? One type of rodent species, naked mole rat, seems to have said "yes" to this intricate question.

Biological System

Biological System

As a result of some chemical processes in our bodies such as the decrease of the amount of sugar in our blood, we feel hunger or the urge to eat. If we eat more than we need, some of the...

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