Tagged: physiology

Exhausted parents – your children are basically endurance athletes! - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson Apr 30, 2018

Talk to any parent and they will tell you how exhausted they are feeling. The endless running around with their children never seems to end and no matter how much parents do, their children never seem to tire. This endless energy that children seem to have has been the subject of a new scientific study and the results show what … Read More

As Arctic sea ice shrinks, new research shows how much energy polar bears use to find food - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 07, 2018

Anthony Pagano, University of California, Santa Cruz This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Polar bears live in a remote and inhospitable environment far from most human settlements. For most biologists, opportunities to observe these animals are fleeting. In fact, scientists’ main resources for understanding basic behaviors of polar bears on … Read More

Thirsty trees and water yields: Vegetation, water and a changing climate - Waiology

Waiology Oct 23, 2014

By Cate Macinnis-Ng Future climate projections predict that some parts of New Zealand will become drier with droughts being more severe and frequent. This is particularly true for the north and eastern parts of the country. We know that soil moisture availability will decline due to reductions in rainfall and increased evaporative demand will lead to faster transfer of … Read More

Medicine or Physiology Nobel Prize to John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for stem cell research - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 08, 2012

This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to John Gurdon (79) and Shinya  Yamanaka (50) for work that lead to the understanding that mature specialised cells could be ‘reprogrammed’ back towards a state that was not specialised to any one purpose, but open to become many kinds of cells. Formally … Read More

TOSP Episode 15: December 19th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 19, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] The last TOSP before Christmas! And, because we’re daring, it _isn’t_ Christmas-themed.  Just to give y’all a break. Instead, Elf and aimee cover the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize(s), how bees reach consensus (warning: headbutting), a very special new crab, Jupiter’s heart-cannibalisation, the [...] … Read More