That goat knows how you feel (The Cut)
by Amanda Arnold
Feeling down? Here’s a good reason to smile—if you do, goats will like you better. Turns out, even when just looking at photos, goats are good judges of human expressions.
Do parasites get mice stoned? (Wired)
by Matt Simon
When parasitic worms infect mice, their battle to the death plays out in the creatures’ endocannabinoid systems as they dose each other with their bodies’ own versions of the chemicals found in marijuana.
Your own personal climate change (The New York Times)
by Nadja Popovich, Blacki Migliozzi, Rumsey Taylor, Josh Williams, and Derek Watkins
Climate change can seem like a pretty abstract concept. The way it feels to slog through your neighborhood when temperatures hit the 90s is a lot more concrete. This interactive feature lets you find out how many more days like that you’re likely to experience by the time you’re a few decades older.
Life in the fog (Atlas Obscura)
by Jessica Leigh-Hester
Fog is quiet, mysterious, and—at a microbial level—teaming with life. The tiny water droplets mix bacteria that normally live in the soil with those from the oceans or the air, and bring them to entirely new places.
Infanticide, history, and memory (Nursing Clio)
by Guest Writer
The historical reality of infanticide is hard to face. For one historian, it’s also tied to a dark moment in her own life.
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