2015 was an amazing year for science, but it was also a year for some amazingly overhyped science.
Everybody's favorite science cartoonist Beatrice the Biologist aka Katie McKissick has some ideas for diversifying school mascots.
Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are super in their own right, with abilities perfectly suited to saving the day.
Remember Tamagatchis, those little electronic pets on a keyring you strived vainly to keep alive and grow to adulthood? The Tardigotchi is its successor, but get this—it houses both a virtual pet AND a living organism, a tardigrade.
There is an organism living on this planet who can travel through space without a suit. Cute, unassuming little invertebrates, these organisms are called tardigrades, or water bears, and usually spend their days crawling around on a piece of nice wet moss in a forest, or meandering through our vast oceans. They only…