The body tries to plug a wound quickly to stop germs getting in through broken skin and making you sick. But behind the scenes, your blood is working hard to repair a wound.
What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
Tickling is an important sign that someone – or something – is touching you. An expert explains how it works.
The short answer is we have evolved to have nails because they help us pick things up (like food) and pick things off (like bugs).
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
Your stomach works very hard with some other body parts to break down food into small pieces. Your body takes in what it needs and the rest is turned into poo.
As gas from your stomach comes up your food pipe, it makes the surface of the upper part of your oesophagus rattle and vibrate. It is a bit like windows that rattle during a windy storm.
Don't try this at home, kids.
More and more people are trying veganism, but how does the human body respond to losing animal products from its diet?
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's current Real Bodies exhibition, over claims that it could display remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
A century ago, utopian thinkers and practitioners predicted the coming of a nude world of liberated bodies.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.