Fri January 4, 2013
Cold-Water Fish Break The Ice With Antifreeze
Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 12:33 pm
Cold-water fish, snow-dwelling bugs and some grasses have evolved natural antifreeze proteins to avoid turning to ice cubes. Peter Davies, a biologist at Queen's University in Ontario, discusses how these antifreeze substances work, and their applications for human problems--like keeping the ice out of ice cream.