January 22, 2013

Could Humans Benefit from Hibernation?

Zuberoa Macros, Cosmos Magazine


AP Photo

On long, dark and cold winter days, you probably like to go to bed early and find it hard to get up in the morning. Humans survive the winter by rugging up well, switching on the reverse-cycle air-conditioning, and moving from heated cars to heated offices.

Animals survive the winter by migrating to where the weather is milder, by remaining active but thickening their ‘coat’ or by changing their diet.

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