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18
Mar

How the Ant Adventures Began

Ecologist, photographer, and award-winning explorer Mark Moffett has been bitten by the hooked mandibles of many an army ant, but the “Indiana Jones of Entomology” takes it in stride. In his book …

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15
Mar

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating

Tavis Smiley recently interviewed both Judith A. Carney, coauthor of In the Shadow of Slavery, and Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, on his Public Radio International show. Asked about the …

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10
Mar

LIFE Premieres March 21

Planet Earth, the BBC/Discovery Channel series and companion book, traveled deep into caves and oceans, and high into the rainforest canopy and mountaintops, to reveal the majesty of our environment. On March …

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01
Mar

Michael Welland Wins John Burroughs Medal

Michael Welland has received the 2010 John Burroughs Medal for his book Sand: The Never Ending Story. The Medal honors the year’s most distinguished natural history writing. Welland joins Burroughs award recipients …

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19
Feb

Dig for Dinosaurs on your iPhone

Now you can explore hundreds of dinosaur fossils on your iPhone with the new Dinosaurs app from the American Museum of Natural History, created with Lowell Dingus, co-author of Barnum Brown: The …

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11
Feb

‘Sand’ On Virtual Tour

“Pick up a single grain from the beach, look at it through a magnifying glass, and you have embarked on a journey taken by poets, artists, and philosophers—not to mention geologists”, writes …

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09
Feb

Public Welfare Medal and PROSE Award Winners

The National Academy of Sciences has awarded its prestigious Public Welfare Medal to Eugenie Scott, author of Evolution vs. Creationism, in recognition of her work as executive director of the National Center …

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03
Dec

An Eyewitness to Climate Change

Starting on December 7, world leaders will gather in Copenhagen for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference. With the Copenhagen summit on the horizon, “Climate Change and Our World“, an exhibit …

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