Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Gray Squirrels Can Be Orange? I’m in Disbelief, Too

Eastern gray squirrels — those cute but pesky rodents who always find a way to get to even the most well-guarded birdfeeders in the right half of the U.S. and into Canada — seem uniform in action and appearance. But [...]

July 27, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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New Species Added: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available for anyone wanting to [...]

July 27, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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What Happens When Multiple Sperm Cells Fertilize Egg (video)

I made the above video of sea urchin eggs being fertilized with a Zeiss microscope during my time at the Marine Biological Laboratory this summer. It is surely fascinating to see life’s beginning and all the tiny (literally) steps that [...]

July 25, 2016 Health, Nature & Wildlife
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News Species Added: Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus Ornatus)

Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available for anyone wanting to [...]

July 20, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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New Species Added: White Ibis—Juvenile (Eudocimus Albus)

Species are in alphabetical order and have an IUCN classification of “Least Concern” unless noted. Species and subspecies are identified by two- and three-word scientific names, respectively. All photos are by Michael Stone and are available for anyone wanting to [...]

July 17, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture
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Q&A: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Delves into 1949 ‘Groveland Boys’ Case

Many believe the Groveland Boys were innocent, and today, city and county governments, the Florida Senate and concerned citizens are pushing for the state to apologize, exonerate and pardon the four. In light of that effort, Gilbert King — author of [...]

July 13, 2016 History, Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts