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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 as the early Walt

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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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What Whales Contemplate

What Whales Contemplate

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 19, 2011 5

Seems there’s a rising singing sensation who’s getting a lot of press lately. He hails from Australia. Well, actually, from off the coast of Australia—way off. From beneath the ocean. He’s a humpback whale.

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When a Leopard Seal Serves You Lunch

When a Leopard Seal Serves You Lunch

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 17, 2011 3

When National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen jumped in the waters off Antarctica to photograph a leopard seal, he never expected her to play the perfect host—and offer him a snack. The huge seal began

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