How our bodies keep cool, and what happens when we have a fever.
A weather forecast of above 35 degrees is frankly sweltering. But our natural human body temperature is 37 degrees. Although you might not think about it much, it’s worth asking, why is this the case?
Year 12 student, Dorothea, explores how heat works, how bodies keep cool, and what is actually happening to us when we have a fever.
More about Podcast Next Gen
In 2023, Podcast Next Gen is a collaboration between Cosmos Magazine and the National Youth Science Forum.
The reporters are year 12 students from across Australia – the next generation of scientists, science journalists and podcasters. These ‘shortcast’ episodes have been written and recorded by the students, giving them the opportunity to work with real science journalists and editors to make their science concept come to life.
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