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.
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- •Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida, and it’s completely fine
- •These adorable sharks have evolved to walk across the seafloor
- •Eleven animals you can identify by their poop
- •California’s trees could shift as global warming forces birds to move out
- •This frog’s signature chirp can be heavenly or hellish
- •The race to save the most elusive ferret in the U.S.
- •Four whistles and instruments you can use to call wildlife
"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.