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Bar-headed geese survive journeys across the Himalayas by lowering the temperature of their BLOOD

Pole-headed geese fly at extraordinary heights around the peaks of some of the highest mountains in the world. The birds were spotted for decades by climbers with no oxygen on Everest, but it was never clear how they handled it. Now, scientists who have reared a group of geese as their own "children" have discovered the secret behind their high-altitude …

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Delta prohibits kittens and puppies as auxiliaries on all flights and all animals for emotional support on longer journeys

Delta Airlines said on Monday that all emotional animals on flights that last longer than eight hours and all animals under four months are banned on flights, regardless of duration. The directive will enter into force on 18 December before the Christmas holidays. "These updates support Delta's commitment to safety and also protect the rights of clients with documented needs …

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Hibernating in animals can give clues as to how humans can survive journeys to the planet Mars

Some animals go into hibernation when the temperature is low and food becomes scarce. The physiological process, which occurs naturally in some species, reduces normal metabolism to a low level for days or even weeks. These periods of low metabolism, called torpor, let the body temperature of the animals to something above the surrounding air temperature, which in turn helps …

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