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Apr 28, 2019

Ashley Gary is a science communicator and a wildlife educator. This afternoon, she had a wide-ranging, hilarious conversation with Macken in which they discussed the following topics:
 
The ethics of retweeting. 
Social media and wildlife education. 
What schools might do to improve entertainment value in class. 


Apr 28, 2019

This animal is a sensory genius. They are masters at detecting everything while staying undetected. On this episode, Macken goes deep into the incredible science of how this animal can hear everything, without ever being heard; how this animal can see everything, without being seen. They are debatably the best listeners...


Apr 22, 2019

Today we are going to talk about the ugliest animal on earth (at least, by popular vote). Join us, and discover why they look so awful on land and so normal at sea. Find out the fun facts we have about this animal, and learn about the nature of ugliness itself, on this episode of Species.


Apr 14, 2019

This deer has fangs that would make Dracula feel self conscious. At barely 40 pounds, they look like a cross between a saber-toothed tiger and a baby deer. What's going on here? Why is this tiny deer so weird? Are they carnivores? If not, what are those fangs for? Today, Macken answers these questions, as well as many...


Apr 7, 2019

This animal forces us to ponder the nature of intelligence itself. They are running incredibly complex software on unbelievably small hardware: Their brain could fit on the head of a pin, and yet their sensory processing and strategizing abilities rival those of the smartest animals on earth.
 
Look closely at the...