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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Hot Stripes
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 14, 2019
Biologists study how a zebra’s hair helps it keep cool.
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2018
Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See?
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 21, 2017
Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species.
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2017
Factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how
Out in the Cold
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.
It’s Getting Hot in Here
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2015
Methods for taking a cell's temperature
Cold Mice Skewing Data?
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
Another study finds that housing experimental mice at lower-than-optimal temperatures may alter research outcomes, this time with regard to inflammation and diet.
Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.
Mary O’Connor: Warming Up
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Age: 34
Viruses Prefer the Cold
Edyta Zielinska | May 20, 2013
Chilly weather could impede the immune reactions that most effectively contain viruses like the common cold.