We take every one of the 100 awards we dole out seriously. That final debate follows hundreds of smaller discussions in meeting rooms, Slack chats, and hallways throughout the year. Dig in, there’s some great stuff in here. Some might even call it “the best.” We sure think so.
- •Get to know the very charismatic penis fish invading a California beach
- •Why do some animals engage in same-sex sexual behavior? The better question is... why not?
- •Five Thanksgiving foods that are not safe for cats and dogs
- •New legislation makes animal abuse a felony
- •Why turkeys circle dead things—the creepy vigil, explained
- •When you give octopus MDMA they hug it out
- •An unlucky, ancient beetle shows how flowers first blossomed
"I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis."
Naked mole rats look like walking steamed spring rolls (with tails). But, beneath their translucent skin, they have a 35 million year old superpower: they are super carbon dioxide breathers (trust us, they’re joining the Avengers).
THE MOLE—as in 6.02214076×10^23, the unit in chemistry used to count really really tiny stuff like atoms and molecules.