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  • Meet the Eurasian red squirrel

    September 23, 2022 by

    It’s officially fall! Which means, of course, that winter is right around the corner. This has gotten me thinking about what animals need to do in order to survive the winter. Some, like many birds, migrate to warmer climates; but those animals who don’t migrate must figure out how to deal with the snow and… Read more

  • Meet the naked mole-rat

    September 16, 2022 by

    It’s a weird one this week, folks. I was preparing for a lab presentation when I stumbled across a paper looking at pain insensitivity in mole-rats. I was absolutely taken with this paper – who knew that naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber) didn’t feel pain from peppers or citrus? (more on this later). Why are they… Read more

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