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Take Off Your Coat And Stay Awhile

Biology concepts – thermoregulation, ectothermy, endothermy, genetic mutation  Let me introduce you to the most wondrous animal on the surface of the Earth, or under the surface of the Earth – the naked mole rat, Heterocephalus glaber (heter...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Jul 20, 2016

Why Can’t We Just Go With the Flow? – The High Cost of Heating

Biology concepts – endothermy, ectothermy, poikilothermy, thermoregulation So you are lying in bed, cold and hungry, contemplating living like a monk just so you can have more time to live like a monk (see this post on increasing life span via redu...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Jun 29, 2016

Naked Mole Rats Don’t Feel The Burn

Biology concepts – thermoregulation, heat sensing, TRPV1, evolution, neurotransmitters, birds, ectothermy, diet-induced thermogenesis BBC television has a very nice Sherlock Holmes show running nowadays, but it has ticked off some mental healt...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Mar 26, 2014

Take Off Your Coat And Stay Awhile

Biology concepts – thermoregulation, ectothermy, endothermy, genetic mutation  Let me introduce you to the most wondrous animal on the surface of the Earth, or under the surface of the Earth – the naked mole rat, Heterocephalus glaber (heter...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Nov 2, 2011

Why Can’t We Just Go With the Flow? – The High Cost of Heating

Biology concepts – endothermy, ectothermy, poikilothermy, thermoregulation So you are lying in bed, cold and hungry, contemplating living like a monk just so you can have more time to live like a monk (see last week’s post on increasing life span...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Oct 31, 2011


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