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What Does a Marmot Sound Like?

What happens when squirrels invade the tundra? Well, in one case, they got chubby, fluffy, flappy-tailed, and occasionally kinda cranky, sorta like a hydrophobic alpine beaver.

August 7, 2012 — Jennifer Frazer
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Dear Readers — As you are probably well aware by now, today is the Sci Am Blog network’s One Year Anniversary! So, in honor of that fact, we are asking our readers to come forward and identify themselves...

July 5, 2012 — Jennifer Frazer

The Lost Valley of the Wollemi Pine

In 1994, New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service Officer David Noble stumbled on some trees in a canyon in an inaccessible part of Wollemi National Park.

June 30, 2012 — Jennifer Frazer

An Echidna Snuggles in for a Snooze

After nearly two months of wandering the Southern Hemisphere and a few weeks of recovery post-return, it's time to get back into the blogging here at the Artful Amoeba.

June 23, 2012 — Jennifer Frazer

The Glowing Spider-Worms of New Zealand

Imagine you are a tiny caddisfly pupa. When you emerge from your pupal case, it is dark, but not pitch black, and high above you, you see the faint glow of a starry sky.

May 21, 2012 — Jennifer Frazer

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