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On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 3, 2014 10

One hundred years ago this year, the last passenger pigeon on Earth died in the Cincinnati Zoo. A female named Martha, she has now become an icon for species extinction. It’s hard to believe

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Video: Fata Morgana Over a Newfoundland Iceberg

Video: Fata Morgana Over a Newfoundland Iceberg

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 29, 2014 0

We’re all familiar with the concept of desert mirages, a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of the sky or distant objects. In the desert,

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Video: A Crow Invents a Sled

Video: A Crow Invents a Sled

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2014 1

The intelligence of crows has been well documented by researchers, and it seems that we’re constantly amazed at their abilities. What’s even more astonishing, however, is when ordinary people like you and me catch

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New Study Reports Antarctica Ice Sheet Instability, but Is It Unstoppable?

New Study Reports Antarctica Ice Sheet Instability, but Is It Unstoppable?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 13, 2014 4

The more we travel, the more we understand the connectedness of every spot on the globe. But even if our travels are mostly virtual, today—in our rapidly shrinking world—we know there’s a reason to

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11 Ways That Travel Can Change Your Life

11 Ways That Travel Can Change Your Life

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 6, 2014 23

I recently signed up for Spanish lessons. I’ve been meaning to study Spanish for almost 30 years now, but for some reason, it was always one of those things that fell to the bottom of

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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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