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Curiosity Challenge: Mucus!

Every year in the Curiosity Challenge we get questions about mucus.  Why do we get stuffy noses when we get sick?  What is that yellow stuff anyway?

Some of our friends have made a great video to explain it!  MIT alum, Thomas Crouzier (now assistant professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden), and Julia Co (now a postdoc at Stanford) wanted to share with the world their favorite material, mucus! With support from the Materials Research Society Foundation, and together with animator, Mair Perkins, they’ve created a short animation about how mucus keeps us healthy.

Check it out:

 

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