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Watch for Ramped Up Aurora Activity This Week

Watch for Ramped Up Aurora Activity This Week

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2012 6

Right now, Earth is experiencing an amazing natural event—one you may not even have noticed if you haven’t been looking directly at the sun, as your mother wisely warned. A very large sunspot has

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Happy Mother’s Day 2012, to Cheetahs, Gemsboks and You

Happy Mother’s Day 2012, to Cheetahs, Gemsboks and You

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2012 3

All animal mothers seem to share one common trait: a fierce desire to protect their young. In fact, sometimes that desire becomes a little too overbearing, and moms begin to cross the line into

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Dolphin Stampede

Dolphin Stampede

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2012 9

In September 2008 while their boat was in the Sea of Cortez between Isla Ángel de la Guarda and Bahia de los Angeles, Mexico, some fishermen encountered a pod of dolphins. The animals are

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Bald Eagle Does the Breaststroke

Bald Eagle Does the Breaststroke

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 12, 2012 30

Eagle watchers—and just about all of us in North America—are familiar with the well-documented athletic abilities of our national emblem, the bald eagle. You’ve seen countless films of them, noiselessly swooping down upon unsuspecting

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Beached Dolphins Rescued

Beached Dolphins Rescued

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 29, 2012 7

When a single whale or dolphin strands itself on a beach, it is usually very sick. When those animals strand themselves in groups, however, other, unknown factors are probably at play. There are several

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Do Chimpanzees Mourn?

Do Chimpanzees Mourn?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2012 16

Very little is known about how animals other than ourselves—especially nonhuman primates—react to the deaths of those close to them and whether they “mourn,” as we interpret the feeling. But recently, researchers at the

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