What do arctic ground squirrels and black bears have in common? They’re both among the many animals that hibernate.
Except, hibernation isn’t just a long nap through the cold, dreary winter months. It’s a highly-regulated form of energy conservation that impacts how the brain and body function, says Kelly Drew, a University of Alaska professor and CEO of Be Cool Pharmaceutics.
So, what can we learn from hibernation and what might happen if we humans were to give it a try?
The Institute for Childhood Preparedness just announced how they’re going to continue empowering early childhood professionals around the globe: they’re gearing up to release online training courses, which you can register for now.
Levi “Doctor Octoroc,” the mastermind behind “In The RP2A Over the Sea,” a chiptune cover album of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” is gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for his latest project: “Soft Bits In,” a chiptune tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” album.
Vans invites all public and private high school artists to participate in their eleventh annual Vans Custom Culture, an art contest designed to “inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets.”
Registration is open now through Jan. 31 and the grand-prize winner of $75,000 will be announced in mid-May.