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The rise and fall of the Inca empire

It was the western hemisphere's largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more. What happened? With...

How Far Do Sneezes and Vomit Travel? – Gross Science

Let's enter the world of sneeze experiments and vomiting machines with Anna Rothschild as she explains just how far the tiny liquid particles from sneezes and vomit can travel... and it's farther than you think. 'Vomi...

Cell vs. virus: A battle for health

From TED Ed and Shannon Stiles, Cell vs. virus: A battle for health:  All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against i...

TED Ed: The Mystery of Motion Sickness

One out of three people get motion sick, yet it’s not something we can really cure, only relieve. So what exactly is going on inside of our bodies when this happens? If you liked Head Sq...

Why do we get car sick? – Head Squeeze

Why do we get car sick? Sea sick? Air sick? Greg Foot of Head Squeeze explains. And here’s some related reading on ginger. Related videos: more brains! via Devour.

Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body

How does a virus invade your body? With the help of medical animator David Bolinsky, Robert Krulwich explains how a flu virus can multiply with the help of a single cell in this NPR video fro...

Catching Up With Flu: Using the Web as an early warning signal

When sick people search the Web for remedies or tweet about their symptoms, they’re sending an early warning signal about disease outbreaks. Now scientists and public health officials are listening in. ...


 
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