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Tracking Animal Migrations

Tracking Animal Migrations

Finding Their Way Think about this: would you be able to find your way out of unfamiliar woods? Obviously, animals don’t have maps or a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to aid them. According to NASA, instead of ancient star maps, we use satellites. Over 30 navigation satellites are zipping around high above the Earth. These satellites can tell the GPS exactly where we are. Animals don’t use those either. Instead, animals that migrate use their senses and memories to find their routes.
What Are the Elgin Marbles?

What Are the Elgin Marbles?

To find out what the Elgin Marbles are we have to first examine ancient history. The ‘cradle of the western world’ is a saying used to describe Ancient Greece. For thousands of years many of the things we do and say today have its origins back to Greek law, art, literature, and political thought. In architecture, for example, many major cities today have a building that is due in large part to the designs used in Ancient Greece; some examples in Washington D.
Box (and Sea) Turtles Know Home

Box (and Sea) Turtles Know Home

In the 1960s baby aquatic turtles called hatchlings were all the rage. You could order them from catalogs and mail order, where they were packed in small turtle boxes, which often had advertising or other sales schtick on them. Parents felt like turtle owning was a good way to teach responsibility. Soon five-and-dime stores (also called variety stores) had them in the pet department. The most popular type were red eared sliders and they only cost a quarter to fifty cents.
Beaver Wars: The Virtues of the Animal North Americans Fought for Centuries

Beaver Wars: The Virtues of the Animal North Americans Fought for Centuries

Characteristics Beavers (Castor canadensis_)_ are some of the largest rodents and they can grow to be about 40-inches long (102 cm) and can weigh up to 70 pounds (32 kg.). Because they are rodents, they have sharp front teeth, hair or fur, and feed their babies milk. Water is their preferred environment and beavers can stay underwater for 15 minutes with over-sized lungs before they have to surface for a breath.
Norman Rockwell’s Legacy

Norman Rockwell’s Legacy

It’s in The Genes On February 3, 1894 in New York City—just west of Central Park—Norman Percevel Rockwell was born to Nancy and Jarvis Waring Rockwell. His father was in the textile industry, and although he wasn’t particularly inclined, he could do a decent pencil sketch and often spent evenings copying drawings with his son Norman. Another family talent however, was his maternal grandfather, Howard Hill, who worked for Currier and Ives; Hill never received personal success but Norman often noted that his grandfather’s attention to detail in his landscape, animal and portrait paintings was something to aspire too.