Don't sleep through May and June! You'll miss final exams, but more importantly, you'll miss the new snooze-filled Muse. Did you know Russia put fake astronauts on a fake Mars mission for over a year? Do you know how often Thomas Edison napped? Do you know how humans slept in the Middle Ages (hint: not just through the night)? Or the history of bedbugs? Or the number of hours a three-toed sloth tends to doze per day?
Once you've learned all of the above, stay awake and alert: we need you to catch us some animals—on film, of course. Inspired by Ed Panar's "Animals That Saw Me," photograph an animal looking at you. (No pets, please.) The winners of January's "Draw Your Classroom" contest might give you some artistic inspiration.
Our latest Muserologist can't get much shut-eye; her parakeet Boo escapes any cage, and foils any trick she uses to keep the bird inside, all for the love of her brother's fat brown guinea pig. Do you have a genius animal in your midst? Tell as about it! We might print your story in the next Muse.
Fake Astronauts Return From Fake Mars
WEBSITE: More photos from the Mars500 experiment!
Animals That Saw You
CONTEST: Grab your camera, go outside, and catch a curious animal in the act!
Boodini: The Story of an Avian Escape Artist
MUSEROLOGY: "When I try to remove her, she attacks my hand with such vehemence that I have to wear a gardening glove in order to pick her up. This tool has become known as the Green Glove, and Boo hates it passionately."
Early Birds vs. Night Owls
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION: The early bird catches the worm; the late bird catches the Zs.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bedbugs Have Entered the Building
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION: Have you ever met a bedbug?
What is this sheep thinking?
Write your own caption!