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Posts tagged body temperature

March 26, 2015


applying alcohol to papercut

Alcohol On A Wound

Alcohol creates a burning sensation on open wounds because it triggers your body's heat receptors.

March 4, 2014


An operating room full of high-tech equipment

Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

April 22, 2013



Charming Fahrenheit

Unlike most countries, the U.S. still uses the Fahrenheit scale to tell the temperature. Why?

June 1, 2012


a ladybug crawls up a hill of snow

Bug Antifreeze

How do tiny bugs survive the harsh cold of winter?

February 17, 2012


crocodile in water

Crocodiles Swam The Atlantic

Crocodiles are built for survival and that's how they swam the Atlantic.

December 6, 2011


painted turtle

Surviving Winter Underwater

Adult painted turtles head underwater, where they'll spend the winter on the bottom of a lake, pond, or river but they use some tricks to survive the cold...

March 29, 2011



What Do “Cold Blooded” And “Warm Blooded” Mean?

Scientists dislike using the terms "cold blooded" and "warm blooded."

December 9, 2009



Time In Isolation

What happens when you place people in isolation for a month?

December 8, 2009



Our Biological Clock

How do biological clocks, also known as circadian clocks, work?

October 14, 2008


Man sleeping in bed

Early-morning Shivers

If you've ever stayed up the whole night through, you may have noticed that you begin to feel cold in the hours just before morning. Why does this happen?

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