After a long (long long) break, I’m back to writing about science in everyday life — and this time, I am going to talk about one of the best shows ever made: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you haven’t watched it, you should. If you have, I invite you to join me in what I hope is a series of articles about scientific topics that arise with the show.

And this time, we’re going to talk about the heating and cooling of vampire bodies. Yeah, it’s Vampire Thermodynamics, baby!