Bones

Here's Everything Scientists Can Learn By Looking At Your Skull

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Archaeologists are constantly uncovering clues about ancient humans by looking at fossils of their skulls. But you don't have to be a long-dead human ancestor for your skull to give up details about who you are. Experts look at skulls of the recently deceased all the time to solve crimes and discover other important details about a person. So what could scientists tell about you from your noggin? Find out in the video below.

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Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. If a body has been dead for more than 12 hours, the blood coagulates and stays in place. 02:06

  2. Your body uses energy to make your muscles relax, not contract. 02:41

  3. The Kastle-Meyer Test uses phenolphhalein and hyrdogen peroxide to detect blood. 07:10

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 31, 2017

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