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Why did pregnant women need rabbits?

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Here’s a confession: I’ve never used a typewriter. I’ve also never dialed on a rotary phone or played a eight-track tape. I was a deprived child of the 1990s. One technology I don’t have a hipster-like nostalgia … Continue reading

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From “Shark Lady” to shark soup

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Shark news update! While beachgoers in Florida worry about a shark attack off St. Augustine, shark behavior research goes strong. First — A shameless plug. I had to investigate when I ran into a reference to Dr. … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill’s platypus obsession

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Who knew that sex between two platypi could mean hope for the British Empire? In 1943, as bombs fell on London and German submarines lurked in the Atlantic, Churchill sent the Australian prime minister an odd request: … Continue reading

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