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Some Faster Lizards Can Survive Climate Change: Study
2014-09-17 03:58:08

Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds.

Dinosaurs Took A Middle Road Between Warm- And Cold-Blooded
2014-06-13 09:10:26

There has been a long-standing debate over dinosaurs: were they cold-blooded like modern day reptiles or warm-blooded like mammals?

Extreme Weather Caused By Climate Change Decides Distribution Of Insects
2014-02-21 09:58:26

Extreme weather caused by climate change in the coming decades is likely to have profound implications for distributions of insects and other invertebrates. This is suggested by a new study of insects in tropical and temperate regions of Australia.

2012-12-13 12:21:21

A new study by biologists at Mercyhurst University focuses on the influence of climate change, particularly warmer winters, on the survival and potential fecundity of cold-blooded animals.

2012-08-17 06:01:17

In the face of a changing climate many species must adapt or perish.

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2009-06-24 13:51:06

A new study has found that as the climate continues to get warmer, the rate of molecular evolution in mammals could speed up as they attempt to regulate their body temperature.

2009-04-17 11:34:18

The common research worm, C. elegans, is able to use heat-sensing nerve cells to not only regulate its response to hotter environments, but also to control the pace of its aging as a result of that heat, according to new research at the University of California, San Francisco.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.