January 26, 2023
North of the village of Hughes, in frigid, sluggish water, dim blue light penetrates two feet of lake ice. The ice has a quarter-size hole, maintained by a stream of methane bubbles. Every few minutes, a brutish little fish swims up, turns to sip air, and peels back to the dank.
January 26, 2023
It sounds a little like Stone Age standup: A Denisovan and a human walk past a bees' nest heavy with honeycomb. What happens next?
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