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Extinction Countdown

Happy Endangered Species Day!

Well folks, today is the fourth annual Endangered Species Day, an event created by act of the U.S. Senate to encourage education about and action to protect the more than 1,300 endangered species in our country. Sen. Dianne Feinstein kicked off the drive to call the third Friday in May "Endangered Species Day" back in [...]

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Neandertals Turned Eagle Talons into Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

Eagle talons from Krapina, Croatia

As longtime readers may have noticed, I have an abiding interest in Neandertals. To help me keep up with the latest scientific insights into these mysterious relatives of ours, I have a Google alert set for “Neandertal” (and the alternate spelling, “Neanderthal”). I’m always excited to see the email notification that a new story about [...]

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