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Your body is made up cells that reproduce almost endlessly on their own, so why don’t you live forever? Well, the answer to that question is still not fully understood and even what we do know is incredibly complicated.

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You’ve probably heard the saying “leaves of three; let them be” – a warning to steer clear of the three-leafed plant poison ivy.

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Our skin helps to keep countless bacteria, fungi and other foreign material from getting to our vital insides. So when we get wounded, it’s very important that our skin repairs itself. What happens when a wound heals?

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Christopher Nolan’s movie Inception, has raised many questions about how dreams work and what is possible while dreaming. While we can monitor the brain activity of dreamers, relatively little is known about the content or purpose of dreams.

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Scientists have found that your nose is very much helping you decide who your partner should be. This phenomenon is linked to our immune system and a part of our body’s DNA known as the major histocompatibilty complex (MHC).

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Whether for making a fashion statement or just for covering grey hair, people have been using hair dye for many years.

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You probably haven’t thought about yourappendix much, unless it’s landed you in the hospital for emergency surgery.But what exactly is your appendix, and is it really as useless as most peoplebelieve?

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While the cast of the movie The Hangover gets themselves intohilarious predicaments the day after a night of excessive drinking inLas Vegas, the reality of an actual hangover is a lot less humorous.

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What would you think if I told you that a patient with leukemia (a cancer of the blood cells) could be cured using cells from their own skin?

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