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Choosing the Sea

Choosing the Sea

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2011 5

Two very old whales are telling us a fascinating story. They are fossils—a male and a pregnant female—that were discovered in Pakistan in 2000 and 2004. Researchers say that these 47.5-million-year-old cetaceans are beginning

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The Species Numbers Game

The Species Numbers Game

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 22, 2011 9

When it comes to environmental and wildlife issues, it seems that the more alarming the statistics are, the more likely it is that they will command our attention and move us into action. When

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Rescuing Timmy, Feline-Style

Rescuing Timmy, Feline-Style

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 17, 2011 7

When it comes to our closest animal friends—our pets—it seems like dogs have all the luck. We take them out for walks and on car rides, we let them jump into our canoes for

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Adventure in the DNA

Adventure in the DNA

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2011 4

If you’re a fan of forensic TV programs—such as Bones, Dexter, Fringe or one of the several CSI series—you can’t help but be familiar with the many ways DNA testing may be put to use:

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It’s Raining Birds

It’s Raining Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 8, 2011 6

Instead of waking to falling snow as many of us did on New Year’s Day 2011, people in Beebe, Arkansas, rose to find thousands of birds—grackles, starlings and red-winged blackbirds—falling from the sky, dead.

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The Canine Connection

The Canine Connection

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 3, 2011 4

About 12,000 years ago in what today is the country of Israel, hunter-gatherers buried a body with its hand holding a pup. It’s not known whether the animal was a dog or a wolf.

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