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Video: The “Scientific” Beauty of the Northern Lights

Video: The “Scientific” Beauty of the Northern Lights

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2019 3

There are many delightful and magical myths about the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. The Inuit of North America interpreted the lights as a ball game—with a walrus head serving as

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First Explorers: The Siberia-Native American Connection

First Explorers: The Siberia-Native American Connection

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 28, 2012 10

When early, intrepid European explorers first began trekking through the New World in the late 1400s, they were awed by the strikingly different cultures they encountered. But they also came to notice something else:

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Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2011 7

After missing for more than eight years, Petunia, an American Staffordshire terrier, was found. She had disappeared from her home in Virginia sometime around Thanksgiving 2003. Last weekend, she was located in an animal

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Exactitude of Maps

Exactitude of Maps

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 22, 2010 6

If the caves near Lascaux, France, are any indication, it seems that our kind has been interested in depicting the directions for how to get from here to there ever since 13,500 B.C., when

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