Why Can't We Hibernate Through the Winter?

We’ve all wished we could sleep in till spring, but why can’t we? And what is it that makes us so tired in winter, anyway?

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Welcome to DSC Original Content’s biweekly podcast, where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in mere minutes. In this edition, find out why humans never evolved the ability to hibernate; discover why the future of space exploration depends on successfully gassed mice; and hear about the man who saved his own life by accidentally hibernating for 24 days.