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Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 23, 2019 0

I’m not a big fan of experiencing high places, as most of you who follow this column know! But I do love being in the outdoors in natural places, especially in our national parks,

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Video: Owls Have Heads Designed for Hearing

Video: Owls Have Heads Designed for Hearing

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 9, 2019 0

The silent flight of owls is pure beauty and grace in motion. In fact, in order to lessen the noise levels of airplanes, aeronautics designers are studying owl feathers for potential applications. But that’s

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Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2019 0

I count glaciers among my favorite things. They come in beautiful shades of blue, they’re cold and they’re ephemeral. But how can I describe something as old and massive as a glacier as short-lived

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Video: Scotland’s Stunning and Story-Filled Highlands

Video: Scotland’s Stunning and Story-Filled Highlands

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 19, 2019 0

Sparsely populated, with several rugged mountain ranges that are speckled with forests of Scots pines, the Highlands of Scotland are the only areas in the British Isles that lie within the taiga biome. The Highlands

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Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2019 1

For many of us, music is so much more than just mere entertainment. We use it to wake ourselves up, to make our morning commute go quicker, to motivate us, to alleviate our worries

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Videos: The Natural Worlds of Antarctica and the Falklands

Videos: The Natural Worlds of Antarctica and the Falklands

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 5, 2019 0

Well into this very cold winter—though still far from its end—I like to dream about the summer that’s happening some other place now, down at the bottom of the world. And two of those

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The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

The Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Hannah Wagner February 26, 2019 0

One of America’s most iconic National Parks celebrates its 100 years as a National Park. These deep rust-colored rocks carved by an ancient river now adorn countless bucket-lists with 6 million visitors a year.   Signed into

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