Image of the Day: Hot Stripes

Debate has long raged over the reasons for a zebra's stripes, with scientists spending decades theorizing over the evolutionary causes for the animal's iconic patterns. A new study has shed further light on this topic, uncovering new evidence that suggests the stripes are indeed used to help zebras control their temperature, even describing a previously unknown mechanism they use to keep them cool... Continue Reading Cooling effect of zebra stripes observed in the wild for the first time Category: Biology Tags: Animals Cooling Temperature

Image of the Day: Hot Stripes

Biologists study how a zebra's hair helps it keep cool.

Fri 14 Jun 19 from The Scientist

Cooling effect of zebra stripes observed in the wild for the first time

Debate has long raged over the reasons for a zebra's stripes, with scientists spending decades theorizing over the evolutionary causes for the animal's iconic patterns. A new study has ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Gizmag

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Maybe to Help Keep Cool

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

Zebras' stripes could be used to control their temperature, study reveals

New research indicates that zebras' stripes are used to control body temperature after all -- and reveals for the first time a new mechanism for how this may be achieved.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from ScienceDaily

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