Fri July 27, 2012
The Two-Way

One White Buffalo To Get Sacred Name; Death Of Another Still Stirs Anger

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 4:02 pm

The little guy in Connecticut. Saturday, he gets his sacred naming ceremony.
Courtesy of Peter Fay

Hundreds of Native Americans are expected to gather Saturday at a former dairy farm in Goshen, Conn., to hold a sacred naming ceremony for what they hope is a rare white buffalo.

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Thu July 26, 2012

Finding Nematodes

Dr. Diana Wall on one of her 24 treks to Antarctica.
Colorado State University

With no permanent residents, Antarctica is often a forgotten place. But not for Colorado State University soil ecologist Diana Wall. She's been a keen observer of one of the smallest animals now struggling to live in a place that’s still cold—but is beginning to warm.

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Thu July 26, 2012
Strange News

'Lucky Larry' The 17-Pound Lobster Goes Free

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 8:35 am



Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Lucky Larry is a 17-pound lobster estimated to be at least 70 years old. He was not so lucky when he was trapped and sold to a restaurant in Connecticut. But Don MacKenzie stepped in. He bought Lucky Larry, but not for a dinner date. He sent him back out to sea. For a lobster to live this long and avoid traps, MacKenzie said, he does not deserve a bib and butter. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.


Tue July 3, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Showing Vultures A Little Love

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 10:32 am

Think of a giraffe lying on the Serengeti plain. He has just died, maybe of disease, maybe he was killed by a pride of lions, but now he's a 19-foot-long, 4,000-pound mound of meat, which very soon is going to stink and rot and muck up the neighborhood.

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Wed June 13, 2012

High Park Fire: How You Can Help

Cows in a pasture near the High Park Fire zone.
Dave Dennis KUNC

While evacuees await news of their homes, Coloradans in the surrounding area are looking for ways to help., a partnership between the Colorado Division of Emergency Management and Colorado Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster, says volunteers are not needed at this time.

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