This Week in Caves

Mallory Ortberg · 12/01/12 11:26AM

What kind of science news are you looking for today? Do you want to hear about ancient Greek murder caves? Korean unicorn caves? About those crazy little eyeless fish that swim around in silt-black underground lakes as if to say that eyes are for chumps? You're in luck; all of those things have been discovered this week.

Someone Took a Photo of the Loch Ness Monster's Cousin

Max Read · 02/21/11 12:09AM

A British I.T. guy named Tom Pickles snapped a mysterious cell phone picture of what could possibly be some kind of monstrous water creature in England's Lake Windermere. "Is this England's answer to the Loch Ness monster?" English tabloid The Sun wonders. But a lake ecologist speaking with The Daily Telegraph, on the other hand, suggests that it may be "a catfish from Eastern Europe," which, we suppose, would be make it Eastern Europe's answer to the Loch Ness monster. (We note that Pickles found the creature while on a team-building exercise with his company, making his encounter with "bow-nessie" the only interesting or worthwhile thing that has ever happened on a team-building exercise.)