Science, Schmience: the weekly science digest for people who didn’t know that COVID-19 also ruined weather predictions!*

Slugs’ Bodies, Slugs’ Wisdom:

This just in: There are some (possibly very many) species of sea slugs that are capable of detaching their own heads, surviving for weeks on end without reproductive organs, a digestive tract, or…


The science journalist’s job is simple: find the news, report the news. But sometimes, it’s even simpler. Sometimes, the news finds the journalist. Today is one of those days. …


Fig. 0: Proof of ghosts

There is a lot of very stupid literature in the world about ghosts. There is, of course, plenty of educated, informed (still guesswork-heavy, but rabbis and priests can’t prove God exists and we trust them) work on seeing, interacting with, and learning from ghosts, but what we’ve failed to see…


Image by Vyacheslav Mishchenko; comes up when you google “snail cute”

Long, long ago, before there were people and monkeys and snakes that would eat him, Snail was the King. With his impregnable armor always protecting him, his ever-wary eyestalks that no shadow could fool, and his long, strong legs, Snail was the apex predator.

You heard me right. Snail used…

Alec Sarché

My favorite song is America by Simon and Garfunkel.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store