Most rodents are just rodents. And the ones with exceptional abilities are usually cartoon rats or mice. But here in the real world of flesh, bones, brains and nerves that we mammals use each second to survive, some woodland rodents really do have a superpower that helps them tolerate cold and endure harsh winters.
"In Winter, You Might Wish You Had This Rodent Superpower" is from the December 27, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Joanna Klein and narrated by Archie Montgomery.