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What a horrifying month at the Scientific American blog network! Tiger butchering, disgusting ways to die, and a massive killer storm! Let’s all hope for some kittens and sunny days in December…

Featured in this episode:

Man convicted for killing and eating China’s last Indochinese tiger: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2009/12/25/man-convicted-for-killing-and-eating-chinas-last-indochinese-tiger/

13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod): http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2013/10/31/13-horrifying-ways-to-die-if-youre-an-arthropod/

Was Typhoon Haiyan a Record Storm? http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/11/12/was-typhoon-haiyan-a-record-storm/