thermoregulation

  • Do Women Really Feel Colder Than Men?

    Do Women Really Feel Colder Than Men?

    The gendered feud over the temperature setting in the office or at home might be overblown, new government-led research suggests. The study found little difference between how men and women self-reported the chilliness of their surroundings. There was also no major distinction between the sexes in the temperatures needed for shivering to start occurring. The…


  • DARPA Wants to Find a Drug That Makes You Impervious to Cold

    DARPA Wants to Find a Drug That Makes You Impervious to Cold

    The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking for a new way to get nice and cosy: The agency is funding research into drugs that could protect people from extreme cold. Should these efforts bear fruit, the drugs could have a variety of uses, from treating hypothermia patients to helping people better explore the…