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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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We Need More Snow Days

We Need More Snow Days

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 10, 2013 6

I didn’t always love winter as much as I do now. As a kid, I remember trudging up to the bus stop through deep snowbanks and then having to wait on a busy traffic

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Printed Guidebooks: Can Frommer’s Be Successful Again?

Printed Guidebooks: Can Frommer’s Be Successful Again?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 3, 2013 25

There’s no doubt that the print publishing world is rapidly changing, and perhaps nowhere is the revolving nature of the industry being played out more visibly than in the travel guidebook genre. Last year,

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Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2013 12

In theatrical circles, a “turkey” is a failure or a flop, but nothing could be further from the truth in the natural world. In fact, wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) are North America’s largest game

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Do Dogs Communicate by Directional Tail Wagging?

Do Dogs Communicate by Directional Tail Wagging?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 26, 2013 8

I’ve often thought that if people were more like dogs, relationships between humans would be a lot less complicated. You’d know immediately if someone was truly happy to see you, just by the wagging

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Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2013 17

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized nearly six tons of illegal African and Asian elephant ivory. A conservative estimate of this ivory, which was seized at our nation’s ports of entry

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