Why are our eyes different colors?

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Hans Eiberg, Jesper Troelsen, Mette Nielsen, Annemette Mikkelsen, Jonas Mengel-From, Klaus W. Kjaer, Lars Hansen. Blue eye color in humans may be caused by a perfectly associated founder mutation in a regulatory element located within the HERC2 gene inhibiting OCA2 expression. Human Genetics, 2008; 123 (2): 177 DOI: 10.1007/s00439-007-0460-x

Scientific American. (2001). How does someone get different colored eyes? Retrieved August, 2020 form https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-does-someone-get-two/

How loneliness affects you?

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Why is your blood blue?

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Live Science Staff. (2012). If blood is red, why are veins blue? Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.livescience.com/32212-if-blood-is-red-why-are-veins-blue.html

(n.d.) Is blood blue? Debunking 10 Common Health Myths. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.healthline.com/health/is-blood-blue#can-isweat-out-toxins

Does shaving make hair grow thicker?

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Gibson, Lawrence. (2019). Does shaving unwanted body hair make it grow back thicker and darker? Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/hair-removal/faq-20058427#:~:text=No%20%E2%80%94%20shaving%20hair%20doesn't,or%20thicker%20%E2%80%94%20but%20it's%20not.

UAMS. (2019). Does shaving hair cause it to grow back faster, darker and coarser? Retrieved August, 2020 from https://uamshealth.com/medical-myths/does-shaving-hair-cause-it-to-grow-back-faster-darker-and-coarser/

Why does it hurt?

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Amin, Shilpa. (2019). Everything you ever wanted to know about getting kicked in the balls. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.healthline.com/health/kicked-in-the-balls

Columbia. (2015). Kicked between his legs — Pain? Sterility? Retrieved August, 2020 from
goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/kicked-between-his-legs-%E2%80%94-pain-sterility

Urology Foundation. (n.d.). What is testicular trauma. Retrieved August, 2020 from
urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/testicular-trauma

Toxic shock syndrome from tampons?

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Cleveland Clinic. (2018). Toxic Shock Syndrome: Prevention. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15437-toxic-shock-syndrome/prevention

Mitchell, Libby. (2018). What you need to know about toxic shock syndrome? Retrieved August, 2020 from https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2018/07/tss.php

NHS. (2020). Toxic Shock Syndrome. August, 2020 from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/toxic-shock-syndrome/

Why do I get sunburns?

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Blackburn, Kellie. (2017). What happens when you get a sunburn? Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/What-happens-to-your-skin-when-you-get-a-sunburn.h24Z1591413.html

What is lice?

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Mayo Clinic Staff. (2020). Lice. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lice/symptoms-causes/syc-20374399

Do masks work?

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Anfinrud, P et. al. (2020). Visualizing Speech-Generated Oral Fluid Droplets with Laser Light Scattering. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2007800

Bai, N. (2020). Still confused about masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/06/417906/still-confused-about-masks-heres-science-behind-how-face-masks-prevent

CDC. (2020). Consideration for wearing masks. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

Types of birth control?

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Mayo Clinic Staff. (2020). Birth Control. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/in-depth/best-birth-control-pill/art-20044807

Shouldn't look directly at stars?

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Mayo Clinic Staff. (2020). Retinal diseases. Retrieved August, 2020 from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/retinal-diseases/symptoms-causes/syc-20355825

UCSB. (2005). How come when I look directly at my ""glow in the dark"" stars on my ceiling in my bedroom, I can not see them, but when I look to the side of them I can? Retrieved August, 2020 from http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=923#:~:text=Unfortunately%2C%20the%20fovea%20contains%20almost,eye's%20rods%20can%20see%20them.