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Super gel stiffens when heated

It stiffens when heated and retains moisture a hundred times better than other gels. Chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, have created a gel made from helical polymers. The molecules twist together to ...

dateJan 23, 2013 in Materials Science
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Global warming beneficial to ratsnakes

Speculation about how animals will respond to climate change due to global warming led University of Illinois researcher Patrick Weatherhead and his students to conduct a study of ratsnakes at three different latitudes—Ontario, ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Diving shrews -- heat before you leap

How does the world's smallest mammalian diver survive icy waters to catch its prey? A recent study of American water shrews to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Salzburg on 1st July has surprised ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Global warming could kill off snails

(PhysOrg.com) -- Climate change models must be reworked in a bid to save some of the world’s smallest and slimiest creatures from extinction, a Flinders University PhD candidate warns.

dateFeb 07, 2012 in Ecology
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Blood-sucking mosquitoes keep their cool

No one likes being bitten by whining mosquitoes, but have you ever considered what the experience is like for them as their cold-blooded bodies fill with our warm blood? Now researchers reporting online on December 15 in ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Men perspire, women glow

Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology.

dateOct 08, 2010 in Health
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