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Talk of the [Prairie Dog] Town

Talk of the [Prairie Dog] Town

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 14, 2010 2

Which animal has the most complex communication system? You may have guessed whales or wolves. Researchers, however, now think that prairie dogs just might have the most sophisticated language of all nonhuman animals. Watch

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Lost Language Underground

Lost Language Underground

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2010 9

Tucked away for centuries in a remote corner of northeastern India, a rare language lives. According to reports from the National Geographic Society, the language, called “Koro,” has just been “discovered” by researchers from

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The Making of an Adventure Town

The Making of an Adventure Town

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 4, 2010 6

I’m going to have to ask for your forbearance right up front on this one, because I’m going to do a little bragging here. Not too long ago, my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, was

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Video: Flying through Forests as a Goshawk

Video: Flying through Forests as a Goshawk

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 30, 2010 2

Human beings have a number of common dream themes, and one of them is flying. We’ve probably all imagined a bird’s-eye view of one landscape or another. If you’ve ever wondered, however, what flying

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A Traveling Collection

A Traveling Collection

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2010 5

The boxes were probably no bigger than six inches by six inches by six inches, and I remember they were wrapped with white, sticky tape. One arrived in the mail every month, with the

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What’s Your Canoe?

What’s Your Canoe?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2010 5

Upon meeting someone new, we usually try to find out two salient facts about the person within the first 30 seconds of being introduced: his or her name and what he or she does

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