From levitating a live frog with magnets to a study of soggy cereal, awards foster enlightenment through laughter
The obvious strain on gingerbread houses, jelleybean-and-honey fastening products, and other sugar-based infrastructure systems brings them to our attention during the holiday season.
Laughter can be a joyous shortcut between people. It’s relaxing, and a playful way to engage our minds. Science, on the other hand, can be tough to explain and digest.
Can I feel Schadenfreude for an insect? The blobs on stalks are eggs of a fierce aphid predator, the green lacewing. Lacewings typically attach eggs to vegetation, but the overzealous insect that laid these was frisky enough to oviposit directly on the back of a milkweed aphid.
Discovery channel asks if C. megalodon could still be extant, Tardar megalodon answers. You tell ‘em, Tardar megalodon! Drawing by Scott Elyard.
Hints about the punch line of a joke or story may not spoil the fun
The elusive Hugs Bison has been found. Brilliant visual wordplay by the always delightful Niroot Puttapipat. We featured some of his drawings on Symbiartic back in August, and make sure you’re following his new Instagram account @himmapaan.