Small Wonders: June 22, 2012

After a long hiatus, Small Wonders finally returns! In this week’s edition: marsupial genitalia, sharks with laser beams, and doggie MRIs.

* Carl Zimmer wrote a lovely essay on hands.

* Rad photo collages made from National Geographic and encyclopedia images.

* Vegetables are just so girly.

* Kangaroos have three vaginas. Ed Yong explains.

* “The Killing Agency:” The Sacramento Bee‘s damning investigation of Wildlife Services, which has accidentally killed more than 50,000 animals since 2000.

* Time to don the nanotech clothes.

* How Ghostwatch haunted psychiatry.

* Finally! Sharks with laser beams on their heads.

* How Freud created his own mythology.

* Thomas Jefferson had an experimental garden.

* A breakthrough in imaging canine brains.

* Jennifer Frazer on a fascinating new theory on Kawasaki disease.

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