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In cities across the globe, temperature records are being broken. But even if you don't live in one of the hottest areas, you can still get in trouble if you are outside for too long on a hot day. Learn all about tricks to stay cool while you try to navigate in the heat and complete quests in Beat the Heat.

To learn more about how other animals stay cool in the heat, listen to our podcast Keeping Your Cool or read about metabolism and temperature in Focusing on Physiology.

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  • Article: Beat the Heat
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: October 2, 2023
  • Date accessed: February 24, 2024
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