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Keeping Your Cool - Thermoregulation

How are some animals keeping cool and staying warm? Listen in as Dr. Biology talks with biologist Dale DeNardo and engineer and thermographic artist Arno Vlooswijk about thermoregulation. Could there be lessons for humans to learn from these animals?

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Topic Time
Intro 00:00
Basic of thermoregulation [homeostasis, warm and cold blooded animals?] 02:34
Endotherms and Exotherms 03:13
Humans eat two or three meals a day while Gila Monsters eat two or 3 meals a year. 04:32
How does a Gila Monster keep cool in the hot desert? 04:51
The Gila Monster's interesting use of it's bladder as a water cantine. 06:10
Gila Monster body temperature range is cooler than huamans. 06:36
How do humans regulate the temperature of their environment? 06:49
World of Warmth website - thermographs. 07:28
What subjects are photographed using thermographic cameras? 08:03
What does it take to make these thermographic images? 09:01
Back to animal thermoregulation. 10:43
Why flamingos stand on one leg. 11:17
Why Toucans have a large beak. 11:33
What is unique about polar bear fur and skin that keeps them warm. 12:13
Importance of humans having ideal weight to help control temperature.[book Body Heat] 14:51
How do humans keep warm? 15:26
Why do humans have goose bumps? 15:53
How do humans keep their cool? 16:54
What choices do humans have for thermoregulation? 18:29
How and why do fans help us keep cool? 20:37
What is the Trees for Grannies project? 21:34
When did you first know you wanted to be a scinetist? 23:19
What would you do or be if you could not do science? 25:04
Advice for a person wanting to get into science as a career? 26:25
Sign-off -World of Warmth website - 28:02

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Keeping Your Cool - Thermoregulation

Audio editor: Charles Kazilek

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