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End of an Exploration Era

End of an Exploration Era

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2011 5

When Atlantis lifted off from its launchpad on July 8, 2011, it marked the end of an era. The 30-year space shuttle program is now over. Never again will we thrill at the sight

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Thank-You Note from a Whale

Thank-You Note from a Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 21, 2011 3

When going out into the Sea of Cortez, California, with the intended purpose of doing some whale watching, it’s probably not all that unusual to actually come across some whales. However, finding a dead

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A Need for the Dark

A Need for the Dark

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 7, 2011 3

We humans have long feared the dark. That’s where scary monsters hide and criminals lurk. So that’s why, for most of our history on the planet, we’ve been trying to dominate the night by

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Animals Drinking Water, Creatively

Animals Drinking Water, Creatively

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2011 0

Animals are creative adaptors to their surroundings. From acute senses to astounding camouflage to amazing agility, they seem to make the best of any environment they find themselves in. In fact, we are often

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Bullfrog Father Knows Best

Bullfrog Father Knows Best

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2011 3

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog often reminds us. And that statement is particularly apropos if you’re an African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus). Found mostly in open grasslands and at low elevations

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From a Lion’s Point of View

From a Lion’s Point of View

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 12, 2011 5

Recent new technology has allowed us to get a glimpse into other creatures’ lives like never before. It seems that every day, we’re learning more about the incredible feats—and the normal days—of the beings

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