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How Accurate Is The Groundhog Day’s Forecast Of Spring’s Arrival?
Thursday is Groundhog Day and groundhogs are receiving A LOT of media attention.  And Punxsutawney Phil is preparing to deliver his forecast early that morning We’ve received a number of inquiries about this furry, kind-of-cute rodent from readers. Groundhogs clearly aren’t related to pigs or hogs—so what exactly are they?…

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Who’s Heart Is Bigger?  A Hummingbird’s Or A Blue Whale’s?
Think those heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s chocolates are impressive? Compared to the size of a human heart perhaps. But a whale’s heart dwarfs even those samplers that require weightlifters to hoist them. Picture a heart the size of a car. That’s what a Blue Whale possesses—a heart that deserves its…

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How Does The Wood Frog Avoid Freezing Solid During A Cold Arctic Winter?
When winter arrives in the Arctic, the temperature drops, and the Wood Frog responds accordingly—in a behavior that sounds like something from a science fiction movie. It lets itself get deep-freezed. A Living Ice Cube? First the frog drifts into a deep sleep, then its heart stops, its breathing stops,…

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Oregon Is The Place To See Bald Eagles In January And February
If you’ve ever wanted to see a whole lot of Bald Eagles, January and February is the time and the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Complex is the place. The eagle show going on there this time of year can be spectacular. The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Complex encompasses six national…

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