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For dung beetles keeping cool is a balancing act (1:18)
Oct. 23 - Scientists in Sweden have discovered that dung beetles not only feed on excrement produced by other animals, they use it to keep cool as well. Using thermal imaging cameras, the researchers found the beetles were significantly cooler when standing on their dung balls, a finding that suggests a previously undiscovered survival mechanism. Ben Gruber reports. ( Transcript )
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