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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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Room for Wolverines to Roam

Room for Wolverines to Roam

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 16, 2012 8

Although they resemble small bears, wolverines actually belong to the weasel family. These solitary animals primarily live in the remote reaches of northern boreal forests, in the sub-Arctic tundra of northern Canada, on the

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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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