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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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Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 14, 2012 3

An arctic fox off the coast of Baffin Island has recently proved that wanderlust isn’t restricted to humans. Apparently, this little canid—and some others of her kind—has a propensity for it, too. In spring

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New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2011 9

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and I’ll bet by now you’re beginning to feel “gadgeted out,” tired of being bombarded with all of the e-mail, internet and TV ads for nifty electronics,

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Are Canadians Nicer than Americans?

Are Canadians Nicer than Americans?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2011 25

In the first few hours of my first day in the first country I ever visited, I was stopped on the street by a local man, who guessed by the camera hanging around my

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One Cougar’s Epic Hike

One Cougar’s Epic Hike

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2011 7

On June 11, 2011, a mountain lion was killed on the busy Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Connecticut. He was hit by a car. I don’t live in Connecticut—Wisconsin is my home—nor have I

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Take a Hike; Get a Bigger Brain

Take a Hike; Get a Bigger Brain

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 5, 2011 14

You momentarily forget where you set down your keys—and you just happen to be over 50 years of age—and you can already hear in your mind the jokes that will ensue: you’re having a “senior

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Adventure in the DNA

Adventure in the DNA

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2011 4

If you’re a fan of forensic TV programs—such as Bones, Dexter, Fringe or one of the several CSI series—you can’t help but be familiar with the many ways DNA testing may be put to use:

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Levels of Uncertainty

Levels of Uncertainty

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 1, 2011 6

“I’ll never, ever go on a field trip again,” wailed the little boy ahead of me. It was in the afternoon on one of those golden fall days in Wisconsin when the trees splash

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