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Last of Her Kind: Footage of an Imperial Woodpecker

Last of Her Kind: Footage of an Imperial Woodpecker

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2012 16

Campephilus imperialis (the imperial woodpecker) may have been the largest woodpecker that ever lived. The last documented sighting of this two-foot-tall bird happened in 1956 in the state of Durango, in the high-altitude, old-growth

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Video: Charles Darwin’s Fossils Newly Discovered

Video: Charles Darwin’s Fossils Newly Discovered

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 19, 2012 9

Curiosity can lead to wondrous things, as every scientist knows. And it certainly did recently for Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang at the British Geological Survey. Poking around in a dusty corner in the survey’s archives,

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Video: Narwhal Dentist

Video: Narwhal Dentist

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 8, 2011 2

“You wouldn’t mind my red nose?” “Not if you don’t mind me being a dentist.” And so begins the adventure of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and one of Santa’s elves, a dentist wannabe named

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A New Perspective on Earth

A New Perspective on Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 24, 2011 8

When we read about a rhinoceros species that just went extinct in Vietnam, or the plight of polar bears and how we could lose them in 40 years, or the countless other news items

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Rhino Relocation

Rhino Relocation

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 17, 2011 14

The last few weeks haven’t been good for rhinos. At the end of October 2011, the World Wildlife Fund declared the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) extinct in Vietnam. Then, within the span of

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Ever Seen a Murmuration?

Ever Seen a Murmuration?

Wendy Redal November 9, 2011 4

If you’ve been on Facebook at all in the past two weeks, chances are you’ve seen one of the most remarkable nature phenomena ever to go viral on video. It’s a two-minute short by

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