Saccorhytus coronarius

Best of 2017 // #89: Our Oldest Relative

Only seen through an electron microscope, Saccorhytus coronarius is a newly discovered, but oldest and most primitive deuterostome, a large branch in the animal...
subject - naked mole rat

Best of 2017 // #87: Naked Mole Rats Don’t Need Air

Naked Mole Rats were already weird.  They got even weirder this past year when it was discovered that these cold-blooded, long-lived, pain-immune, cancer-resistant rats...

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