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2014-07-15 23:00:41

Best Friends (http://www.bestfriends.org) shares tips about keeping pets safe and comfortable this summer season. When it's hard for humans to beat the heat this time of year, pet owners should imagine how their furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on people for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks...

Scientists Discover That Scorpions Are Master Architects
2014-07-03 03:23:46

Society for Experimental Biology Israeli scientists have discovered that scorpion burrows have a platform on which to warm up before the evening hunt. The researchers, represented by Dr Amanda Adams (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), investigated the burrows of wild Large-Clawed Scorpions (Scorpio maurus palmatus) in the Negev Desert of Israel. After trapping the scorpions, they prepared replica casts of their burrows by filling them with molten aluminium. Once the casts had...

NIH Gives Advice Hyperthermia For Older Adults
2014-07-03 03:40:07

National Institutes Of Health During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate some of the dangers. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Heat stroke, heat...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a long-standing debate over dinosaurs: were they cold-blooded like modern day reptiles or warm-blooded like mammals? In the early days of science, and in Hollywood, these prehistoric beasts were depicted as slow, lumbering giants as they were believed to be cold-blooded. But over the past few decades, these animals have been portrayed as swift-moving lizards, more reminiscent of warm-blooded behaviors. New...

Why Do We Yawn? Study Claims To Have The 'Cool' Answer
2014-05-07 09:30:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online We commonly yawn when we are tired, before we go to sleep, when we first awake or when we're bored. The belief is that yawning increases oxygen to the brain, but previous studies have failed to link yawning and blood oxygen levels. Recently, researchers from the University of Vienna, Austria, the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta have linked yawning with...

2014-03-20 23:25:18

Exert, a spray that activates when skin temperature rises, cools the body by 2-6 degrees. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In college, an all-nighter is a rite of passage. Studying all night for an exam in the morning is a common occurrence. Once menopause hits, however, women find themselves staying up all night, but not by choice. Waking up in a heavy night sweat with no way to cool down is a nightmare for millions of women during menopause. Exert Smart Body Coolant however, will help women to...

2014-03-07 23:03:00

Exert Co.'s new release, Exert Smart Body Coolant, cools the skin by up to 6 degrees to help with the inconvenience of hot flashes. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Hot flashes are an annoyance that transcend the everyday inconvenience. Hot flashes force women to wear certain clothes and specific colors in order to hide the sweat stains. They dictate how to travel and when to travel. They also factor in when making plans for an evening out. No one wants to have a hot flash in an airplane at...

2014-02-26 23:03:18

Exert Co. releases Exert Smart Body Coolant, a spray that activates when skin temperature rises, cooling the body by 2-6 degrees. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Hot flashes are completely natural, but that doesn’t make them any easier to deal with or hide. From the sweat stains to the red, flushed appearance, a hot flash is apparent to everyone. This can be embarrassing for many women. Exert Co. had these women in mind specifically with the release of Exert Smart Body Coolant. Exert gets...

2014-02-25 23:36:49

From colds to dry skin, saunas helps relieve many winter ailments. Cokato, MN (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Winter brings with it many beautiful things, but it also tends to see an increase in medical conditions, from increased colds to dry skin and many in between. Though some of these are caused by the cold and wind, many of these winter maladies occur from spending more time in confined spaces with recirculated, dry air, and limited exposure to the sun and fresh air. Commercials for...

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

Christina Troelsen and Johannes Overgaard, Aarhus University 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. As climate change is progressing, the temperature of our planet increases. This is particularly important for the large group of animals that are cold-blooded (ectothermic),...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'