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Anatomy course: what is the lymphatic system?

The lymphatic system has several roles in our body: it takes int he excess 3 litres of blood from the capilaries, it sanitizes it by letting the white blood cells run through it and clean it of bacteria an viruses, it also serves us as a warning indicator when the ganglia get swollen up. This […]

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Your body is amazing: body facts of the week

ASAP Science explains why our bodies are incredible biological machines which are much younger than we think due to cell regeneration. The cells from the stomach regenerate once in 5 days and the epidermis is shed once every 2-4 weeks and new brain cells can be born in your own brain. The eyes can differentiate […]

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Did you even see all the human blood vessels just like that?

If not, then you will see them now. The human body has about 60 000 miles of blood vessels. The blood vessels are arteries, veins and capillaries. Three things to note: 1. arteries carry the blood from the heart to the body (they are hidden deeper inside the body) 2. capillaries connect the arteries with […]

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What will your body do in 2015?

Quite a lot of things, actually. ASAP Science posted the banner from below. What does it say? It says that you will product 93 gallons of saliva in 2015, that your heart will beat about 35 million times and that your skin will shed about 8 lbs of skin cells. Check the infographic from below […]

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If you drink 6 L of water at once you die

The guys at Reactions have created an explained video in which we learn that the dose makes the poison. For example, were you to drink 6L at once, then you would die. You die because of loss of Na ions in your body and thus the electrical activity inside us is decreased. Heart and brain […]

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Five things you didn’t know about your body

Head Squeeze comes with the facts: being left-handed is a hereditary thing, fevers are a good thing because they kill off the viruses that are comfortable at 37.5 degrees Celsius, the brain is massive because the cortex is 3500 centimeters squared, laughing keeps you fit and the eyebrows help you see. The last bit was […]

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Cell vs virus battle: the war inside you

This TED Lesson lets us understand how cells work and how viruses act in our bodies. Each cell is like a whole country with a center, a powerplant, protective system, factories and so on. When a virus enters a cell special enzymes surround that virus and feed off of it, killing the virus. We need […]

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Things that make you go “Huh?”. 10 things about your body

AllTime10 is again on the run with 10 things you didn’t knew about your body. while you’re aware of some of the things that science tells you about your body, well, you’re gonna be in it for a surprise: did you knew that you emit light? Yep, humans send out light signals due to the […]

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