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Video: The World’s Scariest Creatures

Video: The World’s Scariest Creatures

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 30, 2013 15

Snakes, spiders or scorpions—even though you’re a nature enthusiast, chances are that there’s at least one creature found within the world’s diverse animal kingdom that gives you the creeps. Watch the video below and

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Poachers Hack into a Tiger’s GPS Collar: Are Wildlife Tracking Devices Helping Criminals?

Poachers Hack into a Tiger’s GPS Collar: Are Wildlife Tracking Devices Helping Criminals?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2013 18

There’s no doubt that tracking devices, such as GPS collars, have helped researchers monitor and conserve wildlife. While the necessity of capturing and handling wild animals—and the high costs involved—in order to attach these

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Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 17, 2013 32

In one of the most remote places on Earth, an albatross fight is taking place. The battleground is the Midway Atoll, located more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. On this small

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Moths’ Open-Weave Cocoons Adapted to Handle Heavy Forest Rains

Moths’ Open-Weave Cocoons Adapted to Handle Heavy Forest Rains

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 8, 2013 9

In the rainforests of Peru, the average annual rainfall measures 79 inches. That not only creates lush, green jungles filled with a diversity of life but dangerous environments, too—especially if you’re a caterpillar aspiring

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Antarctica’s Wildlife Needs Our Help!

Antarctica’s Wildlife Needs Our Help!

Emily Deemer October 4, 2013 0

Did you know that Antarctica is home to more than 10,000 species of penguins, whales, and seals – just to name a few – that are found nowhere else on earth?  Unfortunately, Antarctica’s wildlife

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Arctic Sea Ice Declines to Its Sixth-Lowest Extent on Record, Yet Some Still Repudiate the Loss

Arctic Sea Ice Declines to Its Sixth-Lowest Extent on Record, Yet Some Still Repudiate the Loss

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 24, 2013 9

I’ve always loved ice. Growing up in Wisconsin, my winters were filled with it. I could skate on it, watch it paint the trees with a crystalline, Doctor Zhivago-like romance and break off icicles

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