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A New New Year’s Resolution

A New New Year’s Resolution

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 31, 2013 6

It’s December 31, the eve of a brand-new year. Time for reflection on the past twelve months and dreams of how we’ll make 2014 even better. And that puts us into the territory of

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A Dolphin Caught in Fishing Line Asks for Human Help

A Dolphin Caught in Fishing Line Asks for Human Help

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 25, 2013 40

It’s not often that stressed wild animals trust us humans enough to ask for our help, but that’s exactly what one bottlenose dolphin did earlier this year. On January 11, 2013, several snorkelers and

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Helping Reindeer Cross a Treacherous Strait

Helping Reindeer Cross a Treacherous Strait

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2013 34

Sometimes, even Santa’s strongest and swiftest assistants need a little help. Reindeer in the Arctic lead a tough existence, depending on a delicate balance of climate, food supplies, and predator/prey relationships to maintain their

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Top 5 Places for Nature in Europe

Top 5 Places for Nature in Europe

Maddi Higgins December 22, 2013 1

Europe was once teeming with wildlife, from the snow-capped tops of mountains to the warm beaches of the Mediterranean. The arrival of humans, agricultural production, exploitation of habitats and the introduction of invasive species

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Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2013 9

When UCLA Medical Center cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was asked one day to perform echocardiography on the failing heart of a Los Angeles Zoo emperor tamarin, a small monkey that evolved in the treetops of

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Video: A Hunting Red Fox Demonstrates His Scientific Method

Video: A Hunting Red Fox Demonstrates His Scientific Method

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 12, 2013 33

Watching a red fox hunt in the winter by slowly creeping forward, listening intently, and then jumping high to pounce on prey can be pretty entertaining, but it turns out there’s a lot of

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