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Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 29, 2018
Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers.
Lizard Secretes Heat
Bob Grant | Jan 25, 2016
Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.
Taking a Dino’s Temperature
Bob Grant | Oct 15, 2015
Researchers develop a method for estimating the body temperatures of long-extinct species, and suggest that dinosaurs operated somewhere between endothermy and exothermy.
Bob Grant | May 15, 2015
The opah, or moonfish, is a deep-sea fish that regulates its body temperature more like a mammal than any of its finned kin, researchers have determined.
Dinos Not Necessarily Cold-Blooded
Hayley Dunning | Jun 27, 2012
The leading argument for dinosaurs being cold-blooded is overturned as a nearly identical bone structure is found in mammals.
Jef Akst | Jun 24, 2011
Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.