Great White Sharks Appear Perfectly Healthy Despite Lead, Arsenic, and Mercury Coursing Through Their Veins

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Great white sharks aren’t the unstoppable killing machines of Hollywood’s imagination, but studies have continuously shown that they’re definitely badasses of evolution. A new paper out this week adds to that resume, finding that great whites can easily withstand levels of heavy metals that would kill most other…

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https://gizmodo.com/great-white-sharks-appear-perfectly-healthy-despite-lea-1833721007

Captain Marvel’s Cat Actors Had Trouble Performing With the Skrulls

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Because Goose plays such an integral part in Captain Marvel’s story, it was necessary for four different cat performers to be brought onto the film’s set in order to capture the range of Goose’s feline emotions. Some scenes featuring Goose, like when the cat first meets Nick Fury, were predictably easy to shoot, but…

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Do Dogs Get Headaches?

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From the outside a dog’s life can seem close to ideal, at least at those moments when your desire to do nothing runs up against the imperatives of being alive (going to work, doing dishes, buying food for the dog, etc.). Plus, dogs generally don’t require fistfulls of Advil just to make it through the day. But would…

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https://gizmodo.com/do-dogs-get-headaches-1832867382

Newly Decoded Great White Shark Genome Hints at Why They’re So Indestructible

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The great white shark is impressively terrifying (though not actually much of a threat to humans). But a new study shows that the animal is also an impressive feat of evolution. For the first time, scientists say they’ve fully unspooled the genome of the great white, a discovery that will help us better understand why…

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https://gizmodo.com/newly-decoded-great-white-shark-genome-hints-at-why-the-1832729488

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Most ‘Disturbing’ Villain Was Brought to Life with the Help of Animals

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Spider-Man’s always had a curiously animal-heavy rogues gallery compared to other superheroes. While a number of those classic villains like Scorpion and a dragon-esque Green Goblin make brief appearances in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the film also managed to sneak in a new bit of bestial energy, one that…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/spider-man-into-the-spider-verses-most-disturbing-vill-1831181126

What’s the Newest Animal?

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Bears. Donkeys. Fat, friendly dogs. These animals—animals, generally—have been around for an extremely long time, long enough to feel like a fixed part of the landscape. It’s easy to forget that these creatures weren’t always there, and didn’t always look like they do now. On human—as opposed to geologic—time, forms…

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-newest-animal-1831143301