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“Geography of Hope”: The Wilderness Act Turns 50 in 2014

“Geography of Hope”: The Wilderness Act Turns 50 in 2014

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 6, 2012 5

Today, November 6, 2012, is Election Day in the United States. This is the day when the American people decide who will become their next president. It also denotes the end of ubiquitous, annoying

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Comeback Country: A Climate-Changed Churchill?

Comeback Country: A Climate-Changed Churchill?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 30, 2012 11

The lands that we come from are certainly a big part of who we are. When people ask at first meeting, “Where are you from?,” they’re trying to get a sense of who you

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U.S. Navy Dolphin Identifies “Hostile Swimmer”

U.S. Navy Dolphin Identifies “Hostile Swimmer”

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2012 9

Despite how you feel about dolphins serving in the U.S. military, it’s fascinating to witness their precision and intelligence while performing their assigned tasks. In the video below posted at Military.com in April 2011,

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Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 9, 2012 14

All animals have physical features that help them live in their environments, of course. A fish’s body is perfectly suited to life underwater, just as our human bodies are adapted for surviving on the land.

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Feeling Awe Slows Down Time—Or at Least, It Seems that Way

Feeling Awe Slows Down Time—Or at Least, It Seems that Way

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 2, 2012 11

Feeling pressed for time? Silly question, right? With smartphones, tablets, computers and other electronic devices constantly competing with our real-world lives and work and family obligations, who doesn’t feel rushed? We all know that

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Mammals in the Military: Navy Dolphins

Mammals in the Military: Navy Dolphins

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2012 12

A squad of about 80 bottle-nosed dolphins is presently serving in the U.S. Navy. Some of these dolphins have been trained to find mines and mark their location by dropping an acoustic transponder. Human divers

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