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September 29, 2013: Photographing Every Animal in Captivity, Saving Apes from Guerillas, and More

Join us this week, as we set a world record kayaking 151 miles in 24 hours, then build an Ark to help save all of the world’s animals, teach pandas to breed successfully, and finally, rekindle old friendships with indigenous people in Nepal after 45 years apart.

Geography in the News: A Flu Diffusion Model

This post describes where influenza viruses originate, how they are transmitted between animals and humans, and how a geographic diffusion model for the flu virus can help reduce its spread.

Weird & Wild: Mother Nature’s Monsters

By Christine Dell’Amore Frankenstein may be a work of fiction, but nature also can create her own monsters–at least in the form of hybrids. This happens when some species interbreed and produce even more powerful offspring. A stuffed “grolar bear,” or “pizzly”–grizzly-polar bear hybrid. (See more pictures of Arctic hybrids.) This isn’t always bad, of…