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New monkey species discovered in Amazon

New monkey species discovered in Amazon

Wendy Redal August 30, 2011 0

Scientists have discovered a new species of monkey on an expedition into an unexplored part of the Brazilian Amazon. The monkey is a new species of titi, or Callicebus, monkey, and features different colored

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The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2011 31

In just a few short decades, something that was a big part of our culture will probably go extinct: the ability to write and read cursive. Indiana is just one of the most recent

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Who’s Responsible for your Safety in the Wilderness?

Who’s Responsible for your Safety in the Wilderness?

Wendy Redal August 25, 2011 4

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since Stella Liebeck sued McDonald’s in the infamous “hot coffee” case. Ms. Liebeck claimed McDonald’s should have warned her about the excessively hot temperature of

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Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2011 7

“These darn trees are getting in the way of my view of nature,” joked one of my guides on a trip to British Columbia a few years back. We had stopped during a hike

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Extraordinary Cougar Caught on Tape

Extraordinary Cougar Caught on Tape

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2011 2

The cougar that lost his life recently on a highway in Connecticut pulled off one remarkable feat. He walked from South Dakota to the East Coast, a journey that probably encompassed 1,600 miles or

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Tiny Elephant? No Oxymoron Here!

Tiny Elephant? No Oxymoron Here!

Wendy Redal August 16, 2011 0

It’s hard to imagine that an African elephant could ever be as small as this infant, but the proof is in the picture: Even though this little one, which is less than three weeks

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