Turtle embryos move to bask in the sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- Turtles, like the majority of reptiles, are unable to regulate their own body heat and use their environment to control their temperature. In order to stay warm, reptiles will bask in this sun. Researchers ...

Nanoparticle thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative

Using hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells. The research was presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Physical ...

MEMS device generates power from body heat

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an attempt to develop a power source that is compact, environmentally friendly, and has an unlimited lifetime, a team of researchers from Singapore has fabricated an energy harvesting device that generates ...

Scientists reveal how snakes 'see' at night

Scientists revealed Sunday for the first time how some snakes can detect the faint body heat exuded by a mouse a metre (three feet) away with enough precision and speed to hunt in the dark.

New discovery: Plaice are spotted (on the inside)

Have you seen a spotted plaice? Probably. However, marine biologist Helen Nilsson Skold at the University of Gothenburg is the first person to research the spotted insides of plaice.

Study: Sea stars bulk up to beat the heat

A new study finds that a species of sea star stays cool using a strategy never before seen in the animal kingdom. The sea stars soak up cold sea water into their bodies during high tide as buffer against potentially damaging ...

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