New research reveals first warm-blooded fish
New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive ...
The goose bump sensor: A step toward direct detection of human emotional states
Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and ...
A hydrogel that knows when to go (w/ Video)
Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature – and then degrades at precisely the right pace.
Research team develops tattoo-like skin thermometer patch
Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions
Omron sensor can do security and hot-soup checks (w/ Video)
Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.
Body temperatures of dinosaurs measured for the first time
(PhysOrg.com) -- Were dinosaurs slow and lumbering, or quick and agile? It depends largely on whether they were cold or warm blooded. When dinosaurs were first discovered in the mid-19th century, paleontologists ...
Study shows how mosquitoes handle the heat of a hot blood meal
Mosquitoes make proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature that's prompted by their hot blood meals, a new study has found.
Scientists uncover surprising features of bear hibernation
Black bears show surprisingly large and previously unobserved decreases in their metabolism during and after hibernation according to a paper by scientists at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University ...
Chip-in-a-pill may be approved in 2012
Warm-blooded sea reptiles of the Jurassic
(PhysOrg.com) -- New evidence shows that reptiles roaming the oceans at the time of the dinosaurs could maintain a constant body temperature well above that of the surrounding water.
Team first to directly measure body temperatures of extinct vertebrates
Was Tyrannosaurus rex cold-blooded? Did birds regulate their body temperatures before or after they began to grow feathers? Why would evolution favor warm-bloodedness when it has such a high energy cost?
In the sex game, stressed men choose dissimilar mates
If you thought the mating business was already a jungle, where the pitfalls are looks, social rank, purchasing power, verbal skills and even subconscious smells, get ready to be dismayed for it is even more ...