Do Animals Work Out?

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Of the many downsides to being a human being—as opposed to, say, a squirrel, or some kind of fantastically plumed bird—exercise is one of the more egregious. Awareness of mortality is bad enough—do we really have to jog, on top of that? Still, animals are like us in so many ways that it’s worth wondering whether they…

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Which Extinct Animal Would Have Made the Best Pet?

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With de-extinction hovering on the edge of being a thing, it is worth asking at least one question. That question is not “why?” or “is this a good idea??”—if it can be done, it will be, and that’s that. No—the question is: which formerly extinct animals should we domesticate? The cat/dog paradigm has reigned for far…

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What Makes Things Slimy?

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Probably no more than ten people on Earth have a “favorite” texture, and these are almost certainly not people you would like to know. Conversely, pretty much everyone has a least-favorite texture. What do slugs, unsightly thigh boils, and disease-ridden swamps all have in common? They are all, of course, slimy. But…

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Detective Pikachu Changed the Way I Feel About Pokémon

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Detective Pikachu is the realization of a dream that fans of Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise have had since we first journeyed to Pallet Town and decided which starter would become the first of many partners who’d accompany us on our journey to becoming a Pokémon Master. At some point, we’ve all wondered what it would be…

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Turns Out Game of Thrones’ Dragons Are Kinda Weaksauce

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Game of Thrones has made an incredibly big deal out of how important Daenerys’ dragons, the last ones in existence, have been in Westeros, because of the unique advantage they’ve always afforded the Targaryen family. Over the course of the last two seasons, though, the show’s been trying to tell us something about…

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What If the Asteroid Never Killed the Dinosaurs?

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An asteroid slammed down and did away with all the dinosaurs, paving the way for such developments as the human race, capitalism, and posting on the internet: it’s the story we all know and love. Yet if things had shaken out differently—if the asteroid had stayed in its place, and the dinosaurs allowed to proceed with…

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The Creators of BoJack Horseman Are Taking Flight with Tuca & Bertie

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Lisa Hanawalt’s distinct style is one of the things that makes BoJack Horseman’s anthropomorphic animal characters so approachable. There’s just something deeply relatable about watching a pigeon-person pecking at breadcrumbs on the ground. But if a show about an alcoholic horse actor isn’t your speed, Hanawalt’s got…

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