Archive: 10/10/2012

Skin hair skims heat off elephants

Body hair in mammals is typically thought to have evolved to keep us warm in colder prehistoric times, but a new study suggests that it may do the opposite, at least in elephants. Epidermal hair may have evolved to help the ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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NASA eyes Typhoon Prapiroon's U-turn

Typhoon Prapiroon is making a U-turn in the Philippine Sea, changing direction from northwest to northeast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the typhoon as it began turning. Visible satellite imagery revealed its ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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