News tagged with hibernation

How does white-nose syndrome kill bats?

For the first time, scientists have developed a detailed explanation of how white-nose syndrome (WNS) is killing millions of bats in North America, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and ...

dateJan 05, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists uncover secrets of hibernation

For hibernating mammals, the pre-winter months are a race against time to accumulate enough energy reserves to last until spring. Offspring born late in the year have much less time to achieve this. Scientists ...

dateNov 07, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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The power of the power nap

For hibernating mammals, the pre-winter months are a race against time to accumulate enough energy reserves to last until spring. Offspring born late in the year have much less time to achieve this. Austrian scientists have ...

dateJul 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Rosetta wide awake as check-up continues

Following last week's wake-up of the Rosetta comet-chaser, ESA's flight controllers have conducted the first in a series of health checks aimed at assessing how well it came through 31 months of hibernation.

dateJan 30, 2014 in Space Exploration
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