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[links] Electric Sand and Other Glories

Titan is covered with dunes and plains made of sand consisting of a range of organic molecules. Méndez speculated that the moon’s sand might readily become electrically charged, making its behavior significantly different from that of Earth sand. Méndez’s specialty … Continue reading

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Thermoregulation 103

(Picture from here.) Last time we talked about small endotherms– specifically small mammals. I have nothing against small endotherms. But there are significant limitations to the adaptations small animals can achieve in the realm of thermoregulation. They are small so … Continue reading

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Thermoregulation 102

(Image from here.) Before we spoke of the physical requirements of thermoregulation. Now we’re going to have fun: we’re going to see how animals solve these physics problems. But it’s a big question and the possible scope is vast. So … Continue reading

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