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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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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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Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2011 4

If you dread overseas flights because you always land intolerably tired and exceedingly hungry, I have some facts that might help you put such ordeals into perspective. It was recently discovered that a female

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Dolphins as Therapists

Dolphins as Therapists

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 3, 2011 3

Dogs have been working as “therapists” for us for a long time now. Since the 1970s, they have been going into nursing homes, assisted living centers, children’s hospitals and prisons to help lift spirits

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Lemming Suicide: the No. 1 Nature Hoax

Lemming Suicide: the No. 1 Nature Hoax

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2011 2

The top nature hoax — according to Animal Planet, the popular TV channel created by the BBC and Discovery Communications — is the suicidal nature of lemmings. Many people today, influenced by films such

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The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

Brad Josephs April 25, 2011 6

In modern society the raven is surely the world’s most underappreciated bird. Physically, ravens are neither ornate nor powerful. They lack the color of most other songbirds,  the hunting prowess of mighty raptors, and are often

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