Noses and the Nation Within

(I hope this doesn’t disappear behind a paywall.) Too bad – it is behind a paywall. A fascinating article. Here’s a snippet:

“Dogs keep their noses cooler than their surroundings at most ambient temperatures, as any dog owner will know. My favorite detail from these papers is that when a dog goes to sleep, its nose warms up to normal body temperature, but within 15 minutes of waking up the nose has cooled back down. No one knows for sure yet, but that looks a lot like a sensor switching itself off when it’s not being used. And the authors deserve credit for coming up with a cast-iron excuse to include a very cute thermal image of a sleeping puppy in a serious scientific publication.”


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5 Responses to “Noses and the Nation Within”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:23 am on May 14th, 2020


    Unfortunately, it does.

    Good day to all!

  2. B. Stover
    11:50 am on May 14th, 2020

    Yes it does. The entire story cannot be read unless one is a subscriber.

    Good morning all.

  3. Wee Nigel
    1:10 pm on May 14th, 2020

    I’m almost as fond of my nose as I am of my tail. I can’t help it. Like Bernie, the Giant has a fine enough nose (as seen here), but doesn’t hold a candle to my nose (as also seen here).

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:36 pm on May 14th, 2020

    Wee Nigel: The nose knows… ;^)

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on May 14th, 2020

    Nose!…Im glad my friend made Wees yarn double with a big nose…heh!…She wanted to give him a top-knotch but she has not practiced that technique yet. Just wait till she learns how! But by then Wee-in-yarn will be off to his forever home…snort!

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