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In Soviet Russia, Foxes Domesticate You

Reading Time: 15 minutes It was the height of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. In the dark of a harsh Russian winter night, Sean Connery silently parachuted in to the U.S.S.R. government compound. After tearing off his tuxedo to reveal a darker, stealthier tux underneath, he pulled his Walther PPK pistol from its …

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Dealing With Sea Level Rise (Slap Some Gills On Kevin Costner)

Reading Time: 14 minutes Take a look around your home right now. If you’re not at home, just picture it. Think about the furniture, the flooring, your bed. Maybe it’s an embarrassing mess, maybe it’s pristine like a magazine cover. Doesn’t matter. Now, imagine that same place, only… it’s filled with crabs. Not… no. Not those crabs. That’s something …

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Getting Down With the Piltdown Man

Painting called "The Piltdown Gang" by John Cooke 1915

Reading Time: 16 minutes It’s an oldie, but a goodie: The story of the Piltdown Man. Or, as the old drinking song that I just made up goes: “Those Germans got some real old bones,But Britain’s are far better!Piltdown Man, go forth and ownThose Prussians in the jimmy!” It’s a really terrible song, which is why they only sang …

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When Pigs Fly, Island Foxes Die

Island fox Urocyon littoralis

Reading Time: 16 minutes If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “The world needs cuter foxes… I mean foxes are cute, but if they were even cuter, that’d be even better,” then the island fox may be for you. Also known by Latin nerds as Urocyon littoralis, the island fox is not only adorable, it’s also the subject of a …

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Species Are Like Pornography, You’ll Know Them When You… Actually, Never Mind

Reading Time: 12 minutes Everyone knows what a species is. Right? Of course you do. You look at your cat, and then at your dog, and you can tell that they’re two different species. Or, you look at your dog, and you look at an elm tree, and you can definitely tell that they’re two different species. It’s obvious. …

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Games, Oral, and S&M: Wildlife Gets Kinky

Reading Time: 16 minutes You ever look at some critter outside and think, “I wonder how those guys get freaky?” Of course you do, everyone… oh, you don’t? Huh. I guess that’s just something us biology nerds do. And, look, we definitely do! But not because we’re weird perverts. Or at least, if we are weird perverts, that’s probably …

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