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What Makes Things Slimy?

What Makes Things Slimy?

Probably no more than ten people on Earth have a “favourite” texture, and these are almost certainly not people you would like to know. Conversely, pretty much everyone has a least-favourite texture. What do slugs, unsightly thigh boils, and disease-ridden swamps all have in common? They are all, of course,…

What Exactly Does Going To Space Do To Your Body?

Video: Going to space is definitely one of the coolest things a human could ever do, but damn if it doesn’t do a doozy to your body. If you were able to spend time in space, your bones would become brittle, your leg and back muscles would wither away, the…

What Happens To The Human Body In Space?

Video: Gravity does a number on your body. Your body changes and reacts differently in zero gravity than it does on Earth. So what happens to your body in space? As astronaut Leland Melvin tells it, you actually gain a bit of height! Also, your heart gets a little bit…